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Harley 3240 f. 28 Coloured drawings
Coloured drawings
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Description: Coloured drawings of the death of Codrus, king of Athens: disguised as a peasant, he seeks to be killed by enemy soldiers to save his city, because he had learned from the oracle that the side whose king fell would be victorious ; and on the right, Eleazar, brother of Judas Maccabeus, kills an elephant of war and is killed himself when the elephant falls on him. 
Origin: Germany or Switzerland 


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