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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 234v

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Abijah: Burial -- Four hooded mourners in choirstalls, two standing, and two kneeling, flank cross-surmounted canopy with 28 lighted candles (Chapelle Ardente), enclosing bier draped with cross-inscribed pall. Scene in room, with wooden and star-inscribed painted ceiling, and three leaded-glass windows.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of II Chronicles 14:01.

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