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Bible historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1325
MS M.322 I, fol. 19v

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Noah: commanded to build Ark -- Tool, possibly axe is imbedded in partially built ark resting on two three legged stools. Beside the ark Noah, horned, gestures toward Christ-Logos, decorated crossed nimbus, right hand raised. Diapered background.
Frame of blue decorated with gold and geometric ornament. Geometric and foliate ornament in margin inhabited by two birds one possibly stork.
Illustration of Genesis 6:14-16.

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