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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 164r

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Jehu: destroying House of Ahab -- Man, wearing hat, raises sword to behead son of Ahab, blindfolded, with joined hands, kneeling on grass beside body and severed head of another son of Ahab. At right, helmeted soldiers, some with swords raised, one with bannered spear, surround king, wearing crown.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Kings 10:01-11.

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