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Book of Hours
France, Paris, 1430-1435
MS M.359 fol. 172v

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Job: blessed by God -- Job, with purse at waist, kneeling on one knee, holding coins in left hand, raises right toward two women, including one wearing butterfly headdress, possibly his wife and daughter. Above in arc of heaven is God, nimbed, emanating rays, with right hand raised in blessing. Scene in room with draped table or cabinet, with plates and pitchers, and coffer of gold coins. Diapered background. Scene in medallion in left margin.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux, foliate, and vinescroll ornament.

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