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Picture Bible
France, Paris, ca. 1244-1254
MS M.638 fol. 38r

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Zone 1:
Abner: Burial -- Five men attend David crowned, with hands clasped. All stand at draped bier surrounded by four candles in candlesticks. At right, three male mourners stand; one raises clasped hands to his chin. Illustration of II Samuel 3:31,32.
Zone 2:
Ishbosheth: Death -- Baanah and Rechab hold swords in right hands; one opens one of red portals with knocker and keylock. In foreground, woman as doorkeeper, wearing snood, sits asleep, with winnowing fan at feet.
To right, Baanah and Rechab raise swords in right hands, attacking Ishbosheth, crowned, bloodied, in bed beneath curtain draped over rod. Illustration of II Samuel 4:5-7.
Scenes with architectural frames.

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