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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 43v

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Miniature in left column:
1) Moses: Miracle of Rods -- Pharoah, crowned, wearing ermine-trimmed mantle, stands with right hand raised and left hand extended toward Moses, horned, with right hand extended toward Pharaoh, and with left hand holding rod with serpent's head. Scene in landscape with two trees and mountains.
Illustration of Exodus 07:10-12.
Miniature in right column:
2) Moses: Plague of Water into Blood -- Aaron stands behind Moses, horned, with pouch at waist, with rod in left hand and with right hand raised toward Pharaoh, crowned, wearing ermine-lined mantle, seated on throne. In background, river is red.
Illustration of Exodus 07:20-25.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.

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