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La fleur des histoires de la terre d’Orient by Hayton and Marco Polo’s Le livre des merveilles d’Asie
France, probably Paris, ca. 1410-1412
MS M.723 fol. 101r

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book I, Chapter 25; H³oleg³o: Scene, Siege of Alamut -- Mongol soldiers of H³oleg³o (Alau), wearing helmets and mail, carrying shields, enter gate at castle of Alamut (Mulehet). Lead soldier raises sword over head of male Saracen, possibly the Old Man of the Mountain (Ala al-Din), leader of the Assassins.
Scene within gold frame.

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