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Book of Hours
Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 12v
1) Jacob and Laban: Deception by Laban -- Laban, bearded, raises right hand and with left hand holds left hand of Leah; both stand, facing each other.
Scene caption, inscribed LABAN VNDE SIN VWIB GEBEN IACOB IR THOCHT(ER) ZE WIBE, DAR VMBE ER SIBEN IAR GEDIENET HETE VN(DE) BETRUGEN IN VN(DE) GABEN IM LYAM VUR RACHELEN.
2) Jacob and Laban: Deception by Laban -- Within building, wife of Laban, wearing headdress, raises left hand and places right hand on shoulder of Leah extending her left hand. Her right hand is grasped by left hand of Jacob lying in draped four-post bed.
Scene caption, inscribed DO GESCHACH ABER IM ZE DIENEN SIBEN IAR VMBE RACHEL.
3) Jacob and Rachel: Marriage -- Wife of Laban, wearing headdress, with right hand raised, stands behind Laban, bearded, raising right hand toward Jacob with right hand raised and with left hand holding chin of Rachel with right hand raised; the couple sits on four-post bed.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE SIZZET IACOB IN BRUDEL STOLE MIT RACHELE.
4) Jacob: as Shepherd -- Jacob with staff in right hand prods two sheep, one horned, beside well; tree.
Scene caption, inscribed JACOB VNDE SIN VIE.
5)Jacob: fleeing from Laban -- Zilpah and Bilhah, each carrying child (son), follow Rachel and Leah wearing headdresses, one with left hand raised, behind Jacob carrying sword over left should, and man, wearing conical hat, behind camel, ass, ram, and sheep.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE VERT IACOB MIT WIBEN VN(DE) MIT CHINDEN ZE LANDE VN(DE) MIT FIE.
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