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Northern France or Flanders, ca. 1460
MS M.194 fol. 167r

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Agatha of Catania: Scene, Torture -- Male tormentor, wearing bi-color leggings, with pincers cuts off breast of Agatha of Catania, nimbed, blood issuing from the breast, with cloth draped around her waist and hands tied above her head to chains. Two men, one holding rod, look on from outside window of room. Scene in room.
Margins decorated with border of floral and foliate ornament, inhabited by bird with wings spread, and by black swan.

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