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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 118r

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Innocents: Massacre -- Herod the Great, crowned, seated on bench, left hand holding scepter, points at nude infant held by soldier in helmet and chain mail with raised sword in right hand. Male figure standing in background behind Herod.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), animal, possibly dog, faces rabbit.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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