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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. 135r

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book II, Chapter 04; Kublai Khan: Scene, Battle against Nayan -- Group of Mongol soldiers on horseback, wearing helmets with visors, is fronted by two soldiers, one raising sword, one raising mace and shield, over two Mongol soldiers, wearing mail, bleeding from wounds, lying on ground. Two soldiers, wearing helmets and mail, bleeding from wounds, walk off at right.
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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