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

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Astyages of Media: Scene, with Cyrus the Great --Astyages, crowned, raising right hand, holding floreate scepter with left hand is seated with legs crossed on bench. He looks toward youthful Cyrus the Great, crowned, gesturing with both hands.
Figures against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted following text that begins on previous folio relating to Astyages, King of Media and grandson Cyrus the Great.

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