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Psalter-Hours of Guiluys de Boisleux
France, Arras, after 1246
MS M.730 fol. 11r

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1) Cain: killing Abel -- Cain with spade strikes Abel with hands raised, falling to ground.
Illustration of Genesis 04:08.
2) Cain: cursed -- Cain holds spade in right hand and raises left hand before Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, with book in left hand and right hand raised.
Illustration of Genesis 04:09-12.
3) and 4) Lamech: slaying Man -- Lamech with bow shoots at Cain, pierced by arrow, fleeing.
Illustrations of Genesis 04.23.
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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