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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 25v

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Simon Maccabeus: offering Ransom and Hostages to Tryphon --Simon Maccabeus, wearing Jew’s hat, extending right hand to one of two youths, and raising seven gold disks with left hand, looks toward Tryphon, gesturing with both hands.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to story of Simon Maccabeus in I Maccabees.

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