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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. 145r

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book II, Chapter 12 -- Kublai Khan, crowned with crown over hat, sits on faldstool flanked by four musicians playing straight trumpet, bagpipe, and two shawms, one with flared bell and one with fontanelle. Three Mongols, two men and one woman, look on from among group of trees.
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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