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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. 263r

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Book IV, Chapter 05; Kaidu Khan: Scene, Battle against Arghun Khan -- Two groups of Mongol soldiers, wearing armor and helmets, carrying swords and shields, including one human-faced shield, fight one another. One group of soldiers bleeds from wounds.
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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