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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 159r

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Elijah: Ascension -- Elijah, wearing hat, seated in fiery chariot pulled by two saddled horses, with angel, playing flute, astride lead horse, holds mantle grasped by Elisha, standing on ground with right hand raised toward Elijah. Scene in landscape.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Kings 02:11-13.

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