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Book of Hours
France, Rouen, early 16th century
MS M.431 fol. 156v

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John Baptist: Beheading -- Body of John Baptist, hands bound, hangs from barred window of building. Executioner, holding sword with right hand, with left hand holds head of John Baptist by the hair and places it on platter held by Salome.
Scene in landscape with buildings on hills in distance.
Margins decorated with jborder of vine scroll and gold triangles with floreate ornament.

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