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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1245-1250
MS M.269 fol. 328r

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Within initial E:
Mattathias: slaying Jew -- Mattathias raises sword in right and with left hand grasps hair of kneeling man holding platter with boar's head. Statue, with triangular shield, is on wall in background.
Scene against gold background within initial.
Beginning of I Maccabees.

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