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        Ms Fr 247 fol.270 Battle between the Maccabees and the Bacchides, illustration from 'Antiquites Judaiques', c.1470

        Fouquet, Jean (c.1420-80) and Studio; French. Medium: vellum. Date: 15th Century. Enluminure de Jean Fouquet et son Atelier; from the French translation of the original manuscript written by Flavius Josephus (c.37-100 AD); Hellenistic rulers of Judea; 15th century French representation of battle between Bacchides, general of Demetrius I Soter (c187-150 BC) Seleucid King of Syria, and Jonathan during 160 BC campaign crushing Jewish rebellion (Maccabean Revolt). Soldiers in 15th century armour and mail fighting with swords, battleaxes and spears with infantry armed with pikes in background. Provenance: Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris, France / Giraudon. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.


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