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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 101v
Elijah: communicating with God (I Kings 17:09) -- Angel, descending from sky, extends right forefinger and left hand toward Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, seated with joined hands raised, open book in his lap. Scene in landscape setting.
Elijah: meeting Widow of Zarephath (I Kings 17:10) -- Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, raises right forefinger toward Widow of Zarephath, holding pitcher on right hand and bottle in left hand. Scene in landscape setting with rocks and buildings.
Caption between vignettes reads, PARLE DIUM (?) CO(M)MANDEMANT HELYE EN SAREPTE ALLA OU VNE FEMME RUDEMENT D'AVOIR VUIRES LE RECULLA.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, cornflowers, roses, and strawberries, inhabited by bird and by Monkey (?), raising scimitar to strike smaller monkey (?). Scroll with pseudo-inscription in right margin.
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