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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 37v

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Innocents: Massacre commanded -- Herod the Great, wearing hat, seated on throne, raises right hand toward helmeted soldier, with saber sheathed at waist, holding halberd in left hand, kneeling on one knee. In background is cloth wall hanging and diaper pattern. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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