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Golden legend
Belgium, Bruges, 1445-1465
MS M.672-5 III, fol. 278r

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Two scenes within miniature:
1) Julitta of Tarsus: Before Alexander, and Torture, and Cyricus of Tarsus: Martyrdom -- Within architectural setting, Alexander, seated on throne beside attendant and idol on column, casts down infant Cyricus of Tarsus, nimbed.
To left, two tormentors, including one holding club, torture Julitta of Tarsus, nimbed, raising left hand.
2) Julitta of Tarsus: Martyrdom -- Outside architectural setting, within landscape, executioner raises sword above head of Julitta (represented twice), nimbed, kneeling with joined hands raised.
In background of landscape are buildings of city.

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