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Compendium historiae in genealogia Christi
England, between 1250 and 1299
MS M.628 fol. 5r

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Abraham: sacrificing Isaac -- Angel, nimbed, indicating ram with right hand, grasps with left hand blade of sword held in right hand of Abraham, wearing hat, looking over right shoulder at the angel. Left hand of Abraham rests on head of Isaac, his hands crossed, and possibly bound, at waist, seated (?) on draped altar. The ram is at lower left.
Medallion surrounded by diagram of genealogy of Christ.

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