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Arundel 91 f. 107 Demetrius
Demetrius
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Description: Historiated initial 'C'(um) at the beginning of the passion of Demetrius showing his martyrdom, ordered by the Emperor Maximianus, who raises his hand in a speaking gesture. Above him, Demetrius is arrested, while in the centre Lyaeus the gladiator is being killed by Nestor, a volunteer from the stands. Below, Demetrius, lying captive, is killed by a spear, his death ordered by Maximianus as a result of the gladiator's loss. 
Origin: England, S. E. (Canterbury) 


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