Jael and Sisera

MS. illumination
Hochschul- und Landesbibliothek Fulda, MS. As 88, 127r

Illustration of Judges 4:17-22: Dressed as a medieval peasant, Jael drives a tent peg into the head of a blissfully sleeping Sisera, the Canaanite general who had foolishly asked her to shelter him in her tent. The man in red outside the tent, wearing a version of the medieval Jew's cap, is the Jewish general Barak, to whom Jael delivered the body of Sisera.

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