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Book of Hours
France, Paris, early 16th century
MS M.1114 fol. 54r

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Job: with Friends Three and Job: with Wife -- At right, Job, body partially draped, arms crossed on breast, is seated on ash heap. At left stand his wife, wearing headdress, and two men wearing hats, one gesturing, all looking toward Job.
Scene in landscape with ruined building in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including daisy and columbine, and inhabited by bird and fantastic animal with elephant trunk.

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