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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 17r

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Abraham: circumcising -- Man, holding pitcher and basin, stands behind Abraham, wearing hat and apron, holding knife in right hand, circumcising Ishmael, wearing turban, reclining on pillows on trestle table. Scene within room with tile floor, wooden ceiling, and stained-glass window.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Genesis 17:23-27.

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