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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 78r

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Israelite: smitten by Philistines and Ark of Covenant: taken by Philistines -- Two Israelites wearing pointed hats, one raising left hand, fall to ground, looking toward Philistine, wearing chain mail, raising sword with right hand; another holds neck of Israelite with left hand. Two other Philistines carry Ark of Covenant.
Scene on gold background within initial F decorated with foliate and geometric ornament and with fantastic animal on descender.
Beginning of I Samuel (Vulg., I Kings).

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