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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 488v

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John Baptist: Beheading -- Salome receives head of John Baptist, nimbed, on platter from executioner with sword. Before building, possibly prison, lies headless body of the Baptist, bleeding
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), man raises sword and shield before monkey displaying hindquarters.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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