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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 202r

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Holofernes: appointed by Nebuchadnezzar -- Nebuchadnezzar, wearing hat, holding rod in right hand, seated on throne, with left hand points toward Holofernes, wearing armor, holding object, possibly hat or bag, with sword sheathed at waist, standing with six helmeted soldiers behind him, one with battleaxe, one with sheathed sword. Scene with diapered background.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Judith 02:04-13.

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