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The Birth of Esau and Jacob
Master of Jean de Mandeville (French, active 1350 - 1370)
Paris, France (Place Created)
about 1360 - 1370
Tempera colors, gold, and ink on parchment
Ms. 1, v1 (84.MA.40.1), fol. 29v
Leaf: 34.9 × 26 cm (13 3/4 × 10 1/4 in.)
In the biblical text, Esau is described as particularly hairy at birth, a detail the