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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 20r

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Abraham: sacrificing Isaac -- Isaac kneels on altar with joined hands raised toward Abraham, standing, wearing turban, with pouch at waist, holding sword over his head in right hand. Angel, in starred arc of heaven, grasps blade and points to lamb below.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Genesis 22:03-14.

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