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Histoire de la Bible et de l’Assomption de Notre-Dame
France, Paris, between 1390 and 1400
MS M.526. Fol. 019v

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Samuel: communicating with God -- In left column, Samuel, wearing hat, raising both hands, kneeling on one knee, looks up toward half-figure of Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, indicating Samuel with right hand, holding book with left hand, emerging from cloud-edged arc of Heaven.
David: chosen by Samuel -- In upper right column, Samuel, wearing hat, gestures with both hands toward youthful David, holding recorder with right hand, harp with left hand, possibly hurdy-gurdy hanging from strap over right shoulder.Pen-flourished initials.

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