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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 139v

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David: Altar in Threshingfloor of Araunah, and Joab: numbering People -- David, crowned, kneels with joined hands raised toward draped altar, upon which is Tabernacle of Israel. At right, Joab, wearing hat, with purse at waist, holds scroll with pseudo-inscription in left hand and with right hand points at group of Israelites, some wearing hats. Scene with diapered background.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Samuel 24:04-09, 25.

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