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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. 250r

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book III, Chapter 35; Apostle, Thomas: Scene, preaching -- Apostle Thomas, nimbed, in profile, preaches to three seated men. Below them man and boy stand before building. Below them, dromedary and second animal.
Representation of Abyssinia (Middle India or Ethiopia).
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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