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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 110v

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Samson: Annunciation of Birth -- Angel, with joined hands, emanating rays, in arc of heaven, appears to wife of Manoah, wearing veil and wimple, holding book in draped left hand and extending right hand toward spring (wellhead). Scene in landscape with trees and mountains.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Judges 13:03-18.

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