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Netherlands, perhaps Utrecht, ca. 1405-1410
MS M.691 fol. 160r

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Sylvester of Rome, wearing papal tiara, holding scepter and open book, sits on bench with Constantine the Great, crowned, holding scepter and open book, and Empress Helena, crowned, holding open book. They dispute with four Jews, sitting at their feet, wearing peaked caps, three holding open books.
Scene against gold background within decorated initial D.

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