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Bible Historiale
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.394 fol. 83v

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Israelite: worshipping Idol -- Four men, two wearing headgear, one with scimitar sheathed at waist, kneel, one with hands raised and three with joined hands raised, toward golden idol Baalpeor, armed with spear and shield, on top of columnar pedestal. Scene within room with wooden ceiling, tiled floor, and diapered background.
In upper, lower, and center margins, ivy-rinceaux foliate decoration.
Illustration of Numbers 25:02-03.

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