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France, Savoy or Besançon, ca. 1470
MS M.196 fol. 111r

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Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed, wearing fur lined garment, holding sword in right hand and broken wheel in left hand, tramples Maxentius.
Catherine stands in porch (?) of building with windows.
Margin, lower:
Catherine of Alexandria: Scene, Torture -- Catherine, nimbed, with joined hands, kneels before wheel. Next to wheel stands torturer, wearing hat, holding crank with left hand.
Margins decorated with rectilinear frame around miniature and text, and with border of floreate and foliate ornament including flowers in vase.

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