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Belgium, probably Brussels, 1533
MS M.491 fol. 257r

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Within landscape are the following martyrs, all nimbed: Lawrence of Rome, holding gridiron in right hand; Christopher of Lycia, holding pole in right hand and arrow in left hand, George of Cappadocia, wearing armor, holding spear in right hand and standing above dragon; Adrian of Nicomedia, wearing armor, holding sword in right hand and anvil with hammer in left hand; Peter Martyr with knife in head; unidentified figure; Stephen Protomartyr, wearing deacon's vestments, holding stones in folds of vestment; and unidentified bishop.
Miniature and text framed by architectural border.
Initial I decorated with foliate ornament begins Suffrage to All Martyrs.

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