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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 100r

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Sylvester II, Pope: Scene, making Organ play by Steam --Portative organ, hovering above steam rising from cauldron on stand over fire. Sylvester II (Gerebert) as bishop, wearing miter and chasuble, gesturing with both hands is seated on bench at right looking toward the organ.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to life as Gerebert, and papacy as Sylvester II.

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