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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 118v

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Ark of Covenant: transferred by Philistines -- Four women, wearing wimpled veils, possibly nun's habits, stand behind Ark of Covenant, in cart, pulled by two yoked oxen, following two calves. Two Philistines, one wearing hat, holding rod in right hand and reins in left hand, and the other wearing high priest's vestements (?), with joined hands raised, stand beside the Ark of Convenant and animals. Scene in landscape.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of I Samuel 06:10-13.

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