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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 170v

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Hezekiah: Angel slaying Assyrians -- Angel, wingless, with shield in left hand and sword in right hand, flies above helmeted Assyrian soldiers, including one wearing cross-inscribed surcoat, aiming bow and arrow, and one, with sword sheathed at waist, holding bannered spear, all outside city of Jerusalem.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Kings 19:35.

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