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Hours of Henry VIII
France, Tours, ca. 1500
MS H.8 fol. 191v

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Martha of Bethany: capturing Dragon -- Martha of Bethany, nimbed, wearing wimple, holds situla with aspergil in right hand and, with left hand, leads dragon from cave with rope tied around its neck. Two legs emerge from mouth of dragon. One man slays dragon with spear. Second man aims crossbow at dragon.
Martha of Bethany: saving Drowned Youth -- Martha of Bethany, nimbed, wearing wimple, preaches to crowd of people seated beside river. Behind them, body of youth floats in river.
Flowering plant within decorated initial O.

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