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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 204v

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Judith: going to Holofernes -- Maid, with hands crossed on abdomen, stands behind Judith, wearing headdress, holding gown in right hand, with left hand extended toward two helmeted soldiers, both holding spears, and with swords sheathed at waist, standing in doorway of tent, surmounted by heraldic banner. In background, city of Bethulia.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of OT Apocrypha, Judith 10:01-20.

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