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Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 140r

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Beginning of II Samuel.
David: beheading Goliath -- David, holding sword in both hands, stands upon Goliath's leg and beheads him. Goliath, wearing armor, reclines on ground and holds spear and shield, decorated with image of dragon. Above them, hand of God, holding crown, emerges from clouds.
In upper margin is dog. In right margin is half-figure of soldier, wearing armor and holding banner and shield. In lower margin is half-figure of dog and half-figure of man, playing pipe and tabor.

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