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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 274v

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Angel, nimbed, extends with both hands, crown to head of soldier wearing gold armor, bleeding from wound in head, semi-reclining on ground. In background, two of many soldiers raising right hands, possibly holding stones. One soldier back-turned, shield on left arm, stands before them, right arm raised. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including strawberry, viola, and campanula, and inhabited by hybrid animal and by wild man, back-turned, astride fantastic animal carrying cask (Scene, Burlesque: Riding). Text is chapter for 1st Vespers on Common of Saints for single martyr.

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