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Belgium, possibly Liège, ca. 1260
MS M.295 fol. 469r

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Within initial E:
Mattathias: slaying Jew -- Mattathias raises sword in right hand and with his left hand grasps hair of Jew, kneeling on one knee and holding, with raised hands, platter containing boar's head.
Scene is set against beige background within initial.
Beginning of I Maccabees.

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