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France, Paris, between 1505 and 1510
M.618 fol. 41r

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Innocents: Massacre commanded -- Man, wearing armor, kneels with hands raised, before Herod the Great, wearing crown, seated in draped throne. Beside him is group of soldiers, wearing armor. Scene in room.
Innocents: Massacre -- Man, wearing armor, holds sword in right hands and in left hand holds right hand of of nude innocent, bleeding from wound, whose left arm is held by woman, wearing headdress, with right hand extended. At right is soldier, wearing helmet, raising left hand holding sword, and woman, holding swaddled infant. Scene in landscape setting with buildings.

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