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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 157v

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Ahab: Death -- Ahab, wearing crown, visor, and armor, mounted, surrounded by helmeted soldiers, including one mounted and holding sword, is pierced in breast with arrow. At right, man, aiming bow and arrow, stands before King of Syria, wearing crown and armor, with sword in right hand. In background, city of Ramoth, with helmeted soldiers in gate. Scene in landscape with trees and mountain.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of I Kings 22:34-38.

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