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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 7r

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Cain and Abel: bringing Offerings -- Bust of Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, emanating rays, in arc, appears above draped altar flanked by Abel, raising lamb, and Cain, raising sheaf of wheat, both kneeling on grass with flowers. Scene with diapered background.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Genesis 04:03-07

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