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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 178v

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Job: Destruction of Sheep, and Job: Destruction of Asses -- Job (?), wearing hat, with hands raised, stands behind plow to which are yoked two oxen. In background, three oxen are enclosed in smoke (?) from heaven, and at right, five sheep, all lying down, are showered with fire from heaven. Scene in landscape with trees and mountain.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Job 01:14-16.

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