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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 81r

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Moses: Israelites destroying Canaanites -- Moses, standing, gestures with right hand toward soldiers at left, one with bannered spear, and one with sword piercing torso of king of Canaanites (Arad), crowned, wearing armor, holding spear, standing before soldiers at right, one with sheathed sword at waist and one with bannered spear. Scene in landscape.
In upper, lower, left, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Numbers 21:01-03.

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