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Histoire universelle depuis la Création jusqu’a César
France, ca. 1390-1400
MS M.516 fol. 62v

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Legend, Thebes: Infant Oedipus nailed to Tree -- Two men, wearing hoods, holding spears in their right hands, walk next to four dogs. One man indicates with left hand, Oedipus, nude, nailed upside-down in branches of tree at right. Illustration of Book 3, History of Thebes. Left margin is decorated with floreate border.

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