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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 22v

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Jacob and Esau: Birth -- Rebecca, veiled, holding ends of a cloth twisted around post, sits on bench before midwife, veiled, with hands around her abdomen. Scene within bedroom with canopied bed, wooden ceiling, leaded-glass window, and fireplace with hanging kettle over fire.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Genesis 25:22-25.

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