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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 189r

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Miniature in left column:
1) Tobias: Raphael reclaiming Money -- Raphael, wearing hat, holding staff on shoulder with left hand and with right hand extended, walks outside city of Rages. Scene in landscape with trees.
Illustration of OT Apocrypha, Tobit 09:05-06.
Miniature in right column:
2) Tobias: mourned by Mother -- Tobit lies beneath covers in canopied bed. At right stands his wife, Anna, wearing veil, with right hand raised to her face. Scene in bedroom with stone walls.
Illustration of OT Apocrypha, Tobit 10:01-05.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.

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