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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 39v

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Israelite: Bondage -- Man, wearing hat and fur-trimmed mantle, with rod in right hand and left hand extended, oversees work of three Israelites, all wearing hats, one carrying pan of mortar up plank, one with pickaxe breaking stones, and one laying stone on top of wall of building. Pulley with hook at top of wall. Scene in landscape with tree.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Exodus 01:11-14.

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