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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 424v

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Evangelist John: boiled in Oil -- John, nimbed, nude, hands joined in prayer, stands in cauldron on grate above fire beside two torturers, one with pitchfork
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), man with spear faces dragon.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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