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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 111v

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Samson: slaying Philistines -- Samson, wearing hat, raising jawbone of ass in both hands, stands amid Philistines, many lying on ground, bleeding, and two standing, wearing hats, one holding raised club in both hands, bleeding from head, and the other holding sword in both hands. Scene in landscape with tree and mountains.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Judges 15:15.

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