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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 192r

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Catherine of Alexandria, crowned, holding spiked wheel in left hand and sword in right hand, stands on Maxentius, wearing pointed triple crown, laying on ground. In background is stone wall.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are nine birds and nude man, possibly with simian face, wearing shoes, seated astride two-legged fantastic animal with long neck and beak.
Miniature and ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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