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Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.251 fol. 117v

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Innocents: Massacre -- Woman, wearing turban style of headdress, holding nude infant, nimbed, kneels before Herod the Great, wearing crown on hat (?), raising right hand, seated on throne. In background soldier, raising sword with right hand, holds infant with left hand.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament.

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