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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 79v

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Innocents: Massacre -- Herod the Great, wearing hat, sits on throne, arms extended, in front of two men, standing, arms extended. They all face soldier, wearing armor and helmet, raising sword above nude infant grasped by kneeling mother, wearing headdress.
Scene in vaulted room with tiled floor, decorated with tapestry and with portal open on to landscape, within decorated frame.

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