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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 163v

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Jehoram, King of Israel: Death, and Jehu: proclaimed King -- Jehoram, wearing crown and armor, with arms crossed on abdomen and eyes closed, lies on bench with head on pillow. At right, Jehu, wearing crown and ermine-lined mantle, with scepter in right hand and left hand raised, sits flanked by five men, three wearing hats, one wearing high priest's vestments (?), one holding book with pseudo-inscription. Scene in room with tiled floor.
In upper, lower, and left margins ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Kings 09:13, 23-24.

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