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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 208r

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Cyrus the Great: Proclamation -- Standing in arched opening of tower, possibly Jeremiah holding book with both hands. Below, Cyrus the Great, crowned, stands in arched opening looking and, indicating upward with right hand. Figures against gold background within two registers of initial I decorated with foliate ornament. Beginning of Ezra (Vulg., I Esdras)

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