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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 40r

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Origen: Scene, Practice of Self-Castration --Origen, tonsured, raising right hand, seated on bench, looks toward another cleric, tonsured, raising knife with right hand and holding covered jar with left hand.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to Origen during the papacy of Urban I.

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