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La fleur des histoires de la terre d’Orient by Hayton and Marco Polo’s Le livre des merveilles d’Asie
France, probably Paris, ca. 1410-1412
MS M.723 fol. 73v

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Marco Polo: Text, Livre des Merveilles, Prologue, Chapter 05; Kublai Khan: Scene, receiving Polo Brothers -- Nicholas Polo and Maffeo Polo kneel before Kublai Khan, crowned with crown over hat. One of the brothers extends right hand to touch right hand of Kublai Khan.
Scene in landscape setting within gold frame.

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