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Belgium, Bruges, 1525-1530
MS M.1175. Fol. 078r

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Miniature, vignette, margins:
Scene, Massacre -- Woman, wearing headdress, with right hand raised, beside man wearing hat, before them two men, wearing hats, with right hands raising swords or daggers over bodies of two men, bleeding on ground. Youthful male laying prone and bust of man also on ground.
In background right, circular or octagonal temple in which is statue of unidentified pagan type.
Scene in hilly landscape with birds in flight.

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