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Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1420
M.374 fol. 18r

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Innocents: Massacre -- Within initial E, Herod the Great, wearing hat with crown, holding scimitar with right, touching blade with left hand, looks toward soldier raising scimitar with right hand above mother, veiled, crouching on ground, holding nude, bleeding infant with left arm.
Scene against background of green decorated with gold scrollwork.
Margins decorated with floreate rinceaux.

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