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France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS M.365. Fol. 094r

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Job: with Friends Three -- Job, nude, with arms crossed on breast, stands in dungheap and faces friends, wearing hats, one indicating Job with right hand; the other extending right hand toward Job.
Scene in landscape setting, with buildings of city in background. Rays descending from clouds in sky. Below miniature is inscription DILEXI Q(UONIA)M EXAUDIET DOMIN(US) UOCEM ORATIONIS MEE (Psalm 116:1, Vulg. 114:1).Job: smitten by Satan -- In right margin devil raises flail in both hands above Job, nude, seated on ground, with arms crossed on breast. Rays descend from clouds.

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