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Image caption:
Blanche of Castile and King Louis IX of France; Author Dictating to a Scribe
Moralized Bible
France, probably Paris
ca. 1230
14 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (375 x 262 mm)
Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1906
MS M.240 (fol. 8)