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Belgium, Bruges, between 1460 and 1470
MS M.778 fol. 87v

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Innocents: Massacre -- Herod, wearing hat with crown, holding upturned sword with left hand, is seated on canopied throne, looking toward soldier raising scimitar with right hand, and with left hand grasping shoulder of kneeling woman, holding swaddled baby with right hand and raising left. Scene is in room with barrel vault, and leaded windows.
Miniature carried out in grisaille, with painted details.
Margins decorated with border of foliate ornament in grisaille.

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