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France, Rouen, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.105 fol. 69r

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Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed, crowned, wearing ermine-lined mantle, holding in right hand martyr's palm, spiked wheel, and sword, and in left hand, open book with pseudo-inscription, stands before low wall. Beyond wall are trees, hills, and distant city of Alexandria (?). Rays emanate from top of arch of miniature.
Margins with foliate and ivy-rinceaux ornament. In right margin is bird with wings extended and in lower margin is vase with flowers.

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