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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 211r

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Haman: Decree against Jews -- Ahasuerus, wearing crown and ermine-lined mantle, seated on canopied throne, with right hand points to letter, with pseudo-inscription and seal, held in left hand, extended toward messenger, with sword sheathed at waist, kneeling, with hands extended. Scene with diapered backgound.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Esther 03:12-15.

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