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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 169v

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Hezekiah: destroying Idolatry -- Man, with purse at waist, raises axe above golden idol shaped like dragon (brazen serpent). At right, Hezekiah, wearing crown and ermine-lined mantle, sits on throne within building and points with right hand. Scene in landscape with mountain and tree.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Kings 18:04.

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