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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1515
MS M.399 fol.285v

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Stephen Protomartyr: Stoning -- Two men, standing beside basket of stones, throw stones at Stephen Protomartyr, nimbed, tonsured, stone on head, bleeding, wearing deacon's vestments, kneeling with joined hands raised. Above, God, wearing triple-crowned tiara, appearing in arc of heaven, sends rays of light toward Stephen.
In background, within landscape, man, seated on ground, mends cloak.
Scene framed by decorative border.

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