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Abrégé des histoires divines
France, possibly Amiens, between 1300 and 1310
MS M.751 fol. 12v

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Elah, King of Israel: Scene, beseiged by Zimri --Zimri, wearing helmet on crown, holding lance with right hand, shield at left shoulder, wearing mail, is astride horse approaching castle with crennelated walls and closed portal. Head of Elah, crowned, is visible amid flames looking out over the wall.
Scene against gold background within pink and blue frame decorated with white ornament.
Miniature inserted near text relating to reign of Elah and Zimri’s destruction of the line of Baasha.

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