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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 203r

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Achior: taken -- Two helmeted Assyrian soldiers, one holding spear, the other with bannered spear with heraldry, stand behind Achior, wearing armor, his hands bound to tree. At right, two Israelites, wearing hats, both holding crossbows on their shoulders, depart from gate of city of Bethulia. Scene in landscape.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of OT Apocrypha, Judith 06:09-10.

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