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Picture Bible
France, Paris, ca. 1244-1254
MS M.638 fol. 18r

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Zone 1:
1) Ruth: threshing Grain -- Ruth, wearing snood, raises flail on grain. Illustration of Ruth 2:17-18.
Ruth: bringing Grain to Naomi -- To right, Ruth, with full apron and sack on head, stands before Naomi, wearing wimpled headdress, with right hand raised, seated on chair before portal. Illustration of Ruth 2:18.
2) Ruth: counseled by Naomi -- At portal of building, Naomi, wearing wimpled headdress, sits on chair, with hands raised, addressing Ruth; tree. Illustration of Ruth 2:19-22.
Zone 2:
Ruth: at Feet of Boaz -- Man, with pitchfork, is flanked by two men, one wearing trousers, both threshing with flails. To right, man, wearing broad hat, winnows; Boaz sleeps on pile of sheaves, and Ruth crouches under his mantle. Illustration of Ruth 3:7.
Scenes with architectural frames.

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