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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 133r

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David: sending Uriah to Joab -- David, crowned, with left hand on breast and right hand extended, stands before two men, including Uriah, kneeling, holding letter with pseudo-inscription in right hand and with left hand on breast, and another man, wearing hat and holding spear. At right, behind two tents stand nine helmeted soldiers with spears. Scene in landscape before city of Jerusalem.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Samuel 11:14.

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