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Belgium, 1440-1449
MS M.82 fol. 76r

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Innocents: Massacre -- Herod (?), wearing hat, holding sword, stands beside armored soldier, with sword raised in right hand and with left hand holding bleeding nude infant by the neck. Woman, veiled, grasps the head of the soldier.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, inhabited by rooster (cock) and another bird.

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