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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 36v

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Miniature in left column:
1) Jacob: blessing Ephraim and Manasseh -- Jacob, wearing night cap, lying beneath covers in canopied bed, crosses his hands and blesses with his right hand Ephraim, kneeling with joined hands raised, and with his left hand Manasseh, with joined hands raised. Scene in bedroom.
Illustration of Genesis 48:09-20.
Miniature in right column:
2) Jacob: blessing Sons -- Nine sons kneel with joined hands raised toward Jacob, wearing night cap, with right hand raised in blessing, lying in canopied bed beneath covers. Semi-circular chair beside bed. Scene in bedroom with tile floor, wooden ceiling, and leaded-glass window.
Illustration of Genesis 49:01-27.
In upper, lower, and left margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.

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