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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 98v

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David: cherished by Abishag -- David, crowned, head resting on cushion, nude (?), reclines, covered, on draped bed, his left hand grasping left wrist of Abishag, standing next to bed, wearing fillet, raising right hand. Behind her are two men, one of whom wears pointed hat and indicates bed.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial E.
Beginning of I Kings (Vulg., III Kings).

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