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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 28r
Christ: bearing Cross -- Christ, rays as nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, carries tau-cross on left shoulder. He is flanked by two soldiers, wearing armor and helments, raising clubs in their right hands; one holds rope tied around Christ's waist. Scene in landscape setting.
Maccabees Seven: Martyrdom (II Maccabees 07:07: Martyrdom of second of Maccabees Seven) -- One of Maccabees Seven, with right hand extended and left hand raised, stands in front of man, wearing hat, and before Antiochus IV, crowned, wearing ermine collar, hands extended, seated beneath canopy on draped throne. Scene in room.
Maccabees Seven: Martyrdom (II Maccabees 07:07: Martyrdom of second of Maccabees Seven) -- Antiochus IV, crowned, raises right forefinger and with left hand touched one of Macabees Seven, nude, bleeding from wound in head, with left hand extended and right hand raised. Behind are two men, wearing hats, one holding knife in left hand.
Caption between vignettes reads, LE S(E)COND FUT MENE AU ROY QUI REFFUSA SON MANDEMENT DONT PUGNI FUT EN TEL ERROY QUE AUORT ESTE LE PRECEDENT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, and inhabited by moth and by hybrid animal.
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