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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 126r

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Miniature in left column:
1) David: in Wilderness of Ziph -- Saul, crowned, with sword sheathed at waist, stands surrounded by nine helmeted soldiers, five with spears, one with shield. At right, tent with banner at pinnacle and coffer within. On mount above, David, crowned, holding spear in right hand, is surrounded by five soldiers, one with spear, one with shield. Scene in landscape with trees.
Illustration of I Samuel 23:14-15.
Miniature in right column:
2) Samuel: Death -- Samuel, wearing hat, with hands crossed on abdomen, lies on bier, with four lit candles in candlesticks at corners. Behind the bier stand six men, including four wearing hats, and two hooded mourners.
Illustration of I Samuel 25:01.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.

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