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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. 167r

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book II, Chapter 38; Golden King: Scene, taken Prisoner by Prester John -- Male figure stands opposite Golden King of Caichu, crowned, flanked by three courtiers of Prester John, one holding the king's wrists.
Scene within gold frame.

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