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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500
MS H.1 fol. 17r

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Isaiah: Scene, Martyrdom -- Isaiah, name inscribed YSAYE, hangs from square frame, his feet bound to upper crossbar, his hands to lower crossbar. Two men, one wearing hat, one wearing knotted headdress, with two handled saw, cut body of Isaiah between his legs. In background King Manassas, wearing crown on hat, raising right hand, stands with group of men, wearing hats, the foremost indicating and looking toward him.
Scene in landscape with city in background and hills in distance.

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