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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 153r

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Miniature in left column:
1) Jeroboam: Death of Child -- Jeroboam, wearing crown and ermine-trimmed mantle, with hands raised, stands with two men, one with hand raised, and one woman, wearing headdress, with joined hands raised, all beside canopied bed, in which lies child beneath covers. Scene in bedroom with wooden ceiling and stone walls.
Illustration of I Kings 14:17-18.
2) Rehoboam: Burial -- Four priests, all tonsured, one wearing vestments and standing at lectern upon which rests open book, and one holding aspergil, stand beside bier with cross-inscribed drapery. To right are two lighted candles and three hooded mourners. Scene in room with wooden ceiling and tiled floor.
Illustration of I Kings 14:31.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.

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