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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 155r

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Elijah: Prophets of Baal -- Six prophets of Baal, all kneeling, three bleeding from head, kneel, three with joined hands raised, around idol of Baal on top of column. Three Israelites, two wearing helmets, one armed with scimitar, one with stone, and one with sword, attack the prophets. Scene in landscape with trees and mountains.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of I Kings 18:40.

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