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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 190v

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Tobit: Death -- Sara (?), veiled, with purse hanging from belt, with right hand raised to her face and left hand raised, stands at bedside with two men, one with joined hands, one with right hand raised to his face, and Anna (?), wearing headscarf, with right hand raised and left hand raised to her face. In the bed, beneath covers, lies Tobit, wearing night cap. Scene in bedroom with wooden ceiling and tiled floor.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of OT Apocrypha, Tobit 14:11.

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