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Picture Bible
France, Paris, ca. 1244-1254
MS M.638 fol. 22r

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Zone 1:
1) Samuel: exhorting Israelites -- Samuel, with his head draped, holds book in draped left hand and extends right arm, exhorting five Israelites, two with hands raised. Illustration of I Samuel 7:3.
2) Baal: Destruction -- Five Israelites with sword, axe, and two clubs destroy two idols on draped altar beneath hanging lamp under altar-canopy. Illustration of I Samuel 7:4.
Zone 2:
1) Samuel: offering Lamb -- Samuel, with head draped, kneels, raising lamb toward draped altar beneath hanging lamp under altar-canopy. Illustration of I Samuel 7:9.
2) Israelite: smiting Philistines -- Israelites, in mail, four with visors, ride on on horses, one caparisoned. They pursue Philistines in mail, armed with swords and shields, some mounted, some fallen. Illustration of I Samuel 7:10-11.
Scenes with architectural frames.



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