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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 23r

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Jacob and Esau: Selling of Birthright -- Jacob sits behind draped table on dais, holding plate, facing Esau, standing, gesturing. Scene within room with wooden ceiling and tile floor.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Genesis 25:29-34.

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