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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 92r

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John IX, Pope: Scene, beheading Corpse of Formosus, Pope --John IX, wearing conical miter and chasuble, gesturing with right hand, looking toward man raising sword with right hand. Left hand grasping conical miter worn by body of Formosus, eyes closed, wearing chasuble, hands crossed on breast, seated on bench.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to papacy of Sergius III who discovered the text about John IX hating Formosus, and commanding beheading of his corpse.

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