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France, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 172v

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John Baptist: Beheading -- Headless body, bleeding, with hands bound, hangs out of barred window. At left are Salome (?), wearing hat, and holding plate. At right, man wearing hat, with sword in right hand, holds with left hand, head of John Baptist.
Margins decorated with border of floreate and foliate ornament.

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