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The Assassination of Hieronymus, King of Syracuse
Boucicaut Master or workshop (French, active about 1390 - 1430)
Paris, France (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
Ms. 63 (96.MR.17), fol. 153
Leaf: 42 × 29.6 cm (16 9/16 × 11 5/8 in.)
This image may represent the citizens of Syracuse killing their king, Hieronymus. The female figure who holds the king on her lap may be Demaratha, the king's daughter. She was later sliced to pieces in the temple before the altar of the gods, without regard for her noble status.