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Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 198v

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Miniature, column:
1) Apollonia of Alexandria, nimbed, wearing headdress and ermine-trimmed garment, with right hand holding pincers, before turf-bench. In background, silhouettes of two figures walk on path toward windmill.
Miniature, vignette, margins:
2) Apollonia of Alexandria: Scene, Torture -- Angel flying in sky above Apollonia of Alexandria, nimbed, bare breasted, seated on turf-bench, with both hands bound over her head to stakes, beside one of two tormentors, wearing hats, the other, partly kneeling, with both hands holding combs, at far right comb is in flames.

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