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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 142r

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Solomon: ordering Death of Adonijah, Adonijah: Death, and Joab: Death -- Man, wearing hat, raising scimitar in right hand, stands behind Adonijah, bleeding from head, kneeling and extending left hand toward Solomon, wearing crown and ermine-trimmed mantle, seated on throne. In background, Joab, bleeding from head, raises hands toward man, wearing hat, with scimitar raised in right hand, all beside draped altar. Scene with foliate background.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of I Kings 02:25, 34.

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