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Bible historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1325
MS M.322 I, fol. 22r

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Noah: offering Sacrifice -- Noah, wearing pointed hat, kneels before altar, arms extended, holding bowl containing four birds and three animals. He looks toward Christ-Logos, cross nimbed, right hand extended, holding book in left hand, emerging from cloud-edged arc of Heaven. Behind Noah is cloth, draped over rod. Diapered background.
Frame of blue decorated with gold and geometric ornament. Geometric and foliate ornament on extender of initial.
Illustration of Genesis 8:20.

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