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

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Holofernes: Head hung on Wall -- Three helmeted soldiers, one holding shield and spear, another holding spear, two with hands raised, face city of Bethulia in background, with head of Holofernes displayed on pike above walls. At right, two men enter into tent. In background, tent and spears, including one bannered.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of OT Apocrypha, Judith 14:11.

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