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France, perhaps Metz, 1370-1380
MS M.88 fol. 137r

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Moses: crossing Red Sea -- Moses, horned, directs group of Israelites, including child, through parted Red Sea; hand of God, blessing, emerges from arc of heaven.
Scene against gold background in decorated initial C.
Upper margin:
Hybrid man with body of dragon as part of foliate extension.
Left margin:
Mermaid (?), as part of foliate extension.
Right margin:
Peacock sits on foliate extension.
Lower margin (bas-de-page):
Egyptians, including Pharaoh, crowned and on horseback, drown in Red Sea.

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