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Arundel 91 f. 161v Crispin and Crispinian
Crispin and Crispinian
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Description: Historiated initial 'C'(um) at the beginning of the passion of the 3rd-century brothers, Crispin and Crispinian, with one brother already beheaded, the executioner holding the head of the other in his left hand and an upraised sword in his right, and the hand of God above. 
Origin: England, S. E. (Canterbury) 


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