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France, Brittany, ca. 1465
MS M.84 fol. 67r

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Innocents: Massacre -- Herod, crowned, holding rod in right hand, sits on throne flanked by two men. Before him are three nude infants, bleeding. To left is woman, holding infant in her lap, with left hand extended to soldier, killing the infant. Behind them are two other soldiers, one holding nude infant by the arm and leg and the other transfixing bleeding infant with a spear. Buildings in background.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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