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Book of hours
Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 199v

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Miniature, column:
1) Agatha of Catania, nimbed, wearing draped headdress, with left hand holding pincers in which is breast; in grassy landscape.
Miniature, vignette, margins:
2) Agatha of Catania: Scene, Torture -- Half figure of Christ, partly draped in mantle, with right hand holding cross and with left hand raised, emerging from cloudy arc of heaven above Agatha of Catania, nimbed, bared right breast in pincers held in left hand of one of two tormentors, with right hand raising knife, and the other raising club.

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