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Samson and the Lion
Paris, France (Place Created)
about 1413 - 1415
Tempera colors, gold leaf, gold paint, and ink on parchment
Ms. 63 (96.MR.17), fol. 26v
Leaf: 42 × 29.6 cm (16 9/16 × 11 5/8 in.)
Boccaccio's Concerning the Fates of Illustrious Men and Women includes such Biblical characters as Samson, the legendary warrior and one of the judges of ancient Israel, whose unbridled passions led to his downfall. In this
French Manuscript Illumination of the Late Middle Ages (August 3 to September 26, 1999)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 3 to September 26, 1999