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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 252v

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Lawrence of Rome, nimbed, tonsured, wearing deacon's vestments, places right hand within vestments and holds gridiron in left hand.
Figure within landscape.
In background, Lawrence of Rome: Martyrdom -- To left, within city in valley of landscape, group of figures surround Lawrence of Rome, on gridiron over flames.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial L decorated with foliate ornament begins Suffrage to Lawrence of Rome.

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