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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 228v

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Mattathias: slaying Jew -- Mattathias, with right hand holds sword to head of man, and holds the head with left hand. The man is kneeling on one knee, raising with both hands, platter on which is head of animal.
Scene on gold background within initial E decorated with geometric ornament.
Beginning of I Maccabees.

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