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Yates Thompson 13 f. 161v The Monk Who Knew Only the Ave Maria
The Monk Who Knew Only the Ave Maria
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Description: Bas-de-page scene of the Monk Who Knew Only the Ave Maria, with four Cistercians praying over the body of the illiterate monk, while a lily flower grows from his mouth, with a caption reading, ‘Cy crest un fleur de liz hors de sa bouche après sa mort.’ 
Origin: England, S. E.? (London?) 


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