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

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Temple of Solomon: Building -- Solomon, wearing crown and ermine-trimmed mantle, holding scepter in left hand, seated on throne on raised dais beneath canopy, with right hand points to man, wearing hat, kneeling, with right hand on head, and with left hand extended toward three men, all wearing hats, one cutting stones with pickaxe, one carrying pan of mortar up ramp, and one holding trowel, within walls of partially-built temple. Scene in landscape
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Chronicles 03:01-17.

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