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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 99v

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Sylvester II, Pope: Scene, taking Book --Man, nude, eyes closed, right hand to face, head on pillow, reclining in bed draped with ermine; Sylvester II, as youth (Gerebert), next to the bed, holding book with extended left hand, touching the bed with right hand.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to youth and papacy of Sylvester II, formerly Gerebert.

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