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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. 119v

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book I, Chapter 51; Mongol Khan, Scene: Burial -- Two men carry body of deceased Mongol emperor, wearing crown. Below them, man with sword stabs bleeding horse and man with sword stabs man on ground.
Representation of burial of Mongol emperor in sacred mountain of Altai.
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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