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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 22v

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Cyrus the Great: killed by Tomyris --Soldier, wearing mail, holding sword with right hand, with left hand raises head of Cyrus the Great, crowned. He stands before Tomyris, crowned, gesturing with both hands, seated on bench.
Figures against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to beheading of Cyrus the Great during the reign of Tarquinius Superbus.

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