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France, Tours, ca. 1470
MS M.366. Fol. 165v

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Barbara of Nicomedia: Scene, Torture -- Barbara of Nicomedia, nude to waist, hands crossed, is surrounded by four tormentors, holding withes. Behind them are tower and landscape setting, with buildings of city in distance.
Margins are decorated with floreate border, inhabited by bear and dog, wrestling (Scene, Burlesque: Wrestling).

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