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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 297r

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Maccabees: Illustration -- Two of three men, all wearing pointed hats, have joined, raised hands; all kneel behind king, possibly Antiochus IV, crowned, hands joined and raised, kneeling on one knee before altar on which is idol, horned, orant, before cross. Scene possibly is Antiochus IV: Pollution of Temple.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial F decorated with marginal extensions containing foliate ornament and human face.
Beginning of II Maccabees.

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