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Picture Bible
France, Paris, ca. 1244-1254
MS M.638 fol. 19r

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Zone 1:
Obed: Birth, and Obed: Naming -- Ruth, veiled, with left hand raised, sits on bed under draped curtains. To right, Naomi, wearing wimpled veil, sits on bench, holding infant Obed; four women, two veiled, and one wearing headdress, and man stand. The foremost woman raises her hands. Illustration of Ruth 4:13-17.
Zone 2:
Elkanah: Yearly Sacrifice -- Hannah, veiled, follows five children led by veiled Peninnah; tree in background. To right, Elkanah kneels, raising lamb toward Hophni and Phinehas, both with their heads draped, behind draped altar on which is cross-surmounted Ark of Covenant, all under altar-canopy. Illustration of I Samuel 1:3.
Scenes with architectural frames.

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