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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 9v

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1) Creation Scene: 4th Day, and Creation Scene: 5th Day -- Christ-Logos, cross-nimed, stands with right hand raised and holds in left hand disk enclosing crescent moon and sun in firmament above four birds flying in sky above two trees and waters in which are three fishes.
Illustration of Genesis 01:14-19, and 01:20-23.
2) Eve: Creation -- Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, stands, raising right hand toward Eve with raised hands emerging from side of Adam with left arm raised supporting (?) his head, seated on mound.
Illustration of Genesis 01:27.
3) Creation Scene: God resting -- Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, seated on throne, extends right hand in blessing and holds globe in extended left hand.
Illustration of Genesis 02:02.
4) Adam and Eve: commanded by God -- Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, stands, with right hand pointing to fruit Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, before Adam with hands raised and Eve with right hand raised, both nude.
Illustration of Genesis 02:16-17 (variant).
Scenes 1 and 4 with gold diapered and punched backgrounds, and scenes 2 and 3 with blue backgrounds, within decorated frames.

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