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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 190v

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Barbara of Nicomedia: Martyrdom -- On hilltop, Barbara of Nicomedia, nimbed, hands joined, kneels as her father Dioscurus of Nicomedia pulls her hair and raises sword above her head. In background, within landscape, two men look on.
Below miniature, historiated border frames text.
Barbara of Nicomedia: Return of Dioscurus -- Seated by tower with three windows in upper story, Barbara of Nicomedia, nimbed, gestures towards Dioscurus of Nicomedia and three men.
Flowering plant within decorated initial G.

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