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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 180v

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Barbara of Nicomedia: Scene, Martyrdom -- Barbara, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels next to tower. Behind her stands executioner, wearing crown on hat, his left hand on her back, raising sword in his right hand. Rain of fire is above him.
Scene in landscape with trees, and hill with building in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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