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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 178r

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Catherine of Alexandria: Scene, Martyrdom -- Catherine, nimbed and crowned, with joined hands, kneels. Behind her, executioner, wearing hat, stands, his left hand on her back, holding sword in right hand. Behind him are wooden rack and section of wheel.
Scene in landscape with castle (?) on hill in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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