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France, Avignon, approximately 1485-1490
MS M.348 fol. 258v

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Catherine of Alexandria, nimbed and crowned, looks toward open book held in right hand; sword is in left hand. Broken wheel is behind her.
Scene in landscape with trees, between which is hung cloth of honor behind Catherine.
Margins decorated with blocks of floreate ornament inhabited by two fantastic animals.

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