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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 76r

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Justinian II: Scene, Torture --Torturer wearing cap, distorted face, extends knife with right hand to tongue, held by left hand, of Justinian II, hands raised, tonsured (?).
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to torture of Justinian II during reign of Leontius as emperor.

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