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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 252v

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Josiah: Passover -- Man kneels behind Josiah, wearing crown and ermine-lined mantle, kneeling, raising lamb toward priest, wearing hat and ermine-trimmed mantle, leaning on draped altar. At right are ox, and five Levite priests, four wearing hats, two kneeling with joined hands raised. Scene in room with leaded-glass windows and wall hangings.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of OT Apocrypha, I Esdras 01:01-22 (Vulg., III Esdras 01:01-22).

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