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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 277v

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Stephen of Rome, nimbed and tonsured, bleeding from wounds in head, wearing deacon’s vestments, and Lawrence of Rome, nimbed and tonsured, wearing deacon’s vestments, holding gridiron with left hand, stand in front of large group of saints, most only nimbi visible. They include two wearing armor, one holding spear and shield. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy, thistle and cornflower, and inhabited by hybrid animal and hybrid man. Text is for chapter in 1st Vespers in Common of Saints for several martyrs.

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