MS M.461, fols. 22v–23r

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Livre des merveilles du monde

France, probably Angers
ca. 1460
281 x 220 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1911

MS M.461, fols. 22v–23r


This second image of Egypt reinforces the presentation of the region as monstrous and idolatrous. Mixing time periods freely, it shows a scene of the Israelites worshiping the Golden Calf beside St. Anthony meeting a satyr and centaur.