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England, Oxford, between 1212 and 1220
MS M.43 fol. 8r

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1) Cain and Abel: bringing Offerings -- Cain raises sheaf of wheat and Abel raises horned lamb on their draped hands; they flank draped altar.
Scene caption in Anglo-Norman French, CI OFFRE CAIN DES GARBES E ABEL DES AIGNELS.
2) Cain: killing Abel -- Cain with jawbone strikes head of Abel, bleeding, looking back at him, with hands raised, partly kneeling.
Scene caption in Anglo-Norman French, CI TUE CAIN ABEL SUN FRERE PAR ENUIE.
Scenes within decorated frames.

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