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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 251v

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Stephen Protomartyr: Stoning -- Three executioners throw stones at Stephen Protomartyr, nimbed, tonsured, stone on head, wearing deacon's vestments. He raises both hands toward God, crowned, appearing in arc of heaven, right hand raised.
Scene within landscape with buildings.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial S decorated with foliate ornament begins Suffrage to Stephen Protomartyr.

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