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Miniature Of St. Patrick In Purgatory, In 'St. Patrick's Purgatory'

Miniature Of St. Patrick In Purgatory, In 'St. Patrick's Purgatory'

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1450

Shelfmark: Royal MS 17 B.xliii

Item number: f.132v

Length: 20.2

Width: 14

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

In this miniature St. Patrick stands, blessing and holding a cross-topped staff, surrounded by naked souls being tortured by demons; the one at the bottom is holding a pair of bellows, with which he is stoking the flames under a cauldron containing three of the unfortunates.

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