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To Make The Image Of Saint Marthe


This is an excerpt from Le Viandier de Taillevent
(France, ca. 1380 - James Prescott, trans.)
The original source can be found at James Prescott's website

To make the image of saint Marthe. Make the image of saint Marthe, the dragon at full length beside her, with a gold chain tied to the dragon's neck by which this saint will hold it, since she conquered it. You can make this image using two persons if you wish, or with a work of painting of such height and size as you wish.

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Other versions of this recipe:

[The Swan Knight.] If you wish to make the Swan Knight in his right (Le Viandier de Taillevent)

To make a fence out of butter (Das Kuchbuch der Sabina Welserin)

A Lofty Entrement (Du fait de cuisine)

A tower (Le Viandier de Taillevent)

An Entrement (Du fait de cuisine)

Lighter subtleties (Le Viandier de Taillevent)

To make the image of saint George and his virgin (Le Viandier de Taillevent)




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