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Picture Bible
France, Paris, ca. 1244-1254
MS M.638 fol. 26v

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Zone 1:
David: brought to Saul -- Two servants, wearing caps, holding staves, drive ass carrying sack and dead kid.
Two servants, wearing caps, holding staves, attend David, wearing fillet, carrying pedum and harp, all before Saul, crowned, with fleur-de-lis scepter in left hand and right hand raised, seated with legs crossed on cushioned bench. Illustration of I Samuel 16:21.
Zone 2:
David: playing before Saul -- Four men stand; one points toward David playing harp, seated on cushioned bench. Saul, crowned, asleep, sits on throne with footstool; winged horned bestial devil flies away; two attendants hold staves. Illustration of I Samuel 16:23.
Scenes with architectural frames.

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