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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 43r

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Evangelist, John: boiled in Oil --Torturer, tending fire with two-pronged fork, stands next to cauldron in which is nude half-figure of John, nimbed, with joined hands raised.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to reign of Domitian as Emperor.

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