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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 205r

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Judith: slaying Holofernes -- Maid, holding basket in both hands, stands behind Judith, wearing headdress, standing in doorway of tent, with left hand grasping hair and with sword in right hand decapitating Holofernes lying in bed inside tent. In background, tents and city of Bethulia.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of OT Apocrypha, Judith 13:06-09.

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