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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 6v

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Anthony Abbot the Great: Scene, assailed by Demons -- Anthony Abbot, nimbed, kneels on ground, supporting himself with right hand, and looking toward, and raising left hand before, devil with face on abdomen, raising club above his head with both hands. Another devil grasps right shoulder of Anthony Abbot. Crutch is on ground before him.
Scene in landscape with rocky outcrops in background, one with building built into side. Castles or cities on hilltops in distance.
Miniature in gold frame decorated with pearls and gems.

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