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France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.395 fol. 42r

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Illustration of Exodus 15:01-19:
Canticle: Moses I (Moses: teaching) -- Moses, horned, stands holding scroll inscribed CANTEMUS DOMINO GLORIOSE, before six men, including three tonsured clerics wearing surplices. Scene in room.

Illustration of Habakkuk 03:02:
Habakkuk: Prophecy -- Habakkuk, wearing cap, sits at writing desk holding pen in right hand to open book with pseudo-inscription. Before him is Christ Child, nude, nimbed, emanating rays, laying on straw in manger beside ox and ass, all in shed. Scene in landscape.

Margins with ivy-rinceaux ornament.

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