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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 285v

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Mattathias: slaying Jew -- Mattathias, holding knife behind his head in raised right hand, places left hand on head of smaller figure, kneeling on one knee, holding, with raised arms, bowl containing boar's head.
Scene on blue background within initial E.
Beginning of I Maccabees.

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