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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 136v

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David: advised to remain in City, and Absalom: Death -- David, crowned, sits on throne before city gate. At right, helmeted soldiers, some with swords and shields, battle. In background, before trees, Absalom, wearing armor, sits astride horse. Scene in landscape.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Samuel 18:02-04, 09.

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