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France, Angers or Nantes, ca. 1440
M.63 fol. 71r

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Nicholas of Myra: Scene, Three Youths rescued from Barrel -- Three nude youths, with joined hands raised, are in barrel. At right is Nicholas of Myra, nimbed, wearing bishop's miter and robes, raising right hand in gesture of blessing and holding crozier in left hand.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, including roses, violas, and strawberries, inhabited by monkey.

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