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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 146v

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David: cherished by Abishag -- David, crowned, seated on draped bed below curtain, looks toward Abishag, raising right hand, standing next to man wearing cap, his right hand on her right shoulder, raising his left hand. All against gold background within initial E, decorated with foliate ornament. Beginning of I Kings (Vulg., III Kings).

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