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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 206v

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Pseudo-Smerdis of Persia: Death -- Darius, wearing headgear and ermine-lined mantle, with purse at waist, surrounded by his six men, two wearing headgear, some gesturing, witness death of Pseudo-Smerdis, wearing crown, lying on ground, with hands raised to missing ears, between two men, both wearing hats, one holding raised sword in right hand, and the other holding rod to Pseudo-Smerdis. Scene in landscape.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of History of the Kings of Persia.

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