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Blacksmith's wife forging nails, Detail Bottom RH of folio.The blacksmith, who alleges he cannot make the nails for the Cross as his hands are bad, shows his hand; his pious lie is made retrospectively true. His wife is making the nails at a draught-forge and anvil. Image taken from Holkham Bible Picture Book. Originally published in England, circa 1320-1330.
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