Manoli. A Moldo-Wallachian Legend

Figure descriptions
Two men build a monastery in which they entomb a living woman as religious sacrifice. Manoli, a master mason, stands in the centre and in profile view. He wears a long robe and holds a trowel in his right hand. The woman, Manoli’s wife, reaches out from the building’s decorated archway, grasping her husband’s arm and neck in a pleading embrace. Her face expresses fear and desperation. Behind Manoli, a workman in a headscarf delivers a brick to be laid. The visible portion of the building features an arched doorway decorated with fleurons and an encircled cross pattée. Wooden construction beams are visible in the background. Full-page illustration contained in a single-ruled border.