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France, Poitiers, ca. 1415
MS M.743 fol. 169r

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John Baptist: Beheading -- Salome, holding charger in both hands, stands beside executioner, holding sword in raised right hand above John Baptist, nimbed, with joined hands, leaning from arched window of prison. Diaper background.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, with bands of foliate decoration.

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