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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 27r

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Innocents: Massacre --Soldier wearing helmet and mail, with sword in right hand, pierces body of infant, held with his left hand. At right, Herod, crowned, gesturing with left hand, seated with legs crossed on bench, looks on.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to massacre of Innocents during the reign of Herod the Great, King of Judea.

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