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France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 164r

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Job: Messenger reporting -- Job, with joined hands raised, flanked by his wife, wearing butterfly headdress, seated, and by man, wearing hat, possibly standing, stands beside draped trestle table with plates, knives, and salt cellar. Beside the table stands messenger, possibly shepherd, holding staff or spear in left arm, gesturing. Before the table is servant, carrying plates with both hands. Scene in room with cloth wall hangings and wooden ceiling. Scene in medallion in right margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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