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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 188v
Catherine of Alexandria: Torture -- Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed, kneeling, bound to wheel machine, joined hands raised, glances upward as wheels behind her explode. Tormentors fall to ground, struck by flames and debris.
Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Catherine of Alexandria: Martyrdom -- With other figures, Emperor Maxentius, supporting himself with staff, looks on as executioner raises sword above head of Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed, kneeling, joined hands raised. Two other men look on.
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