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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 144v

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Temple of Solomon: Building -- Solomon, wearing crown, holding scepter in right hand, with left hand points toward two men, one bending toward pan of mortar, and the other, wearing turban, cutting wooden beam with mallet and chisel. In background, man, holding tool in right hand, stands atop wall of Temple of Solomon. Scene in landscape with trees and mountain.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of I Kings 06:01-38.

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