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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 230r

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Solomon: communicating with God (Solomon chooses wisdom) -- Solomon, beardless (androgynous), wearing veil and crown, lies in canopied bed beneath covers, looking toward angel, descending, with both hands pointing toward Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, with hands raised, in arc of heaven, all emanating rays. Scene in bedroom with draped table, upon which are jar and pitcher, wall hangings, and leaded glass window.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Chronicles 01:07-12.

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