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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 15v
Onias the High Priest: Simon plotting against (II Maccabees 03:06) -- Apollonius, wearing hat and armor, raises right hand and extends left hand toward Simon, wearing hat, left hand raised, right hand extended toward caskets on shelf.
Figures in room with tile floor.
Heliodorus: sent for Temple Treasure (II Maccabees 03:07) -- Seleucus IV, wearing crown, raising left hand, sits in draped throne facing Apollonius, wearing armor, kneeling on one knee (?), holding his sword and hat in his left hand, his right hand on his breast (Heliodorus not shown).
Caption between vignettes reads, SYMO(N) TRANSGRESSEUR DE LA LOY DU TEMPLE ACCUSALES TRESORS. CE QUI TANTOST FUT DIT AU ROY AFFIN DELES ENTIRER HORS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, inhabited by bird and hybrid man, wearing hat. Scroll with inscription AVE MARIA in right margin.
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