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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 21r

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Darius the Mede: taking Babylon --Darius the Mede, crowned, wearing mail, holding lance with right hand, shield at left shoulder, is astride horse before tower and wall of city in which is building. Soldier is at left behind Darius.
Figures against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to Darius the Mede during the reign of Belshazzar, King of Babylon.

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