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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 209v

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Ahasuerus: with Esther -- Esther, wearing crown, with arms crossed on abdomen, and Ahasuerus, wearing ermine-lined mantle, holding scepter in left hand, both sit on canopied throne beside high priest, wearing miter and cope, placing crown on Ahasuerus' head. Scene with diapered background.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Esther 02:15-17.

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