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Cain slays Abel

Cain slays Abel

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Cain slays Abel, Whole folio Upper drawing; Cain slays Abel with the jaw bone of an ass. Below, Cain covers Abel's body. On right, the large figure of God looks down on Cain, who is holding the jawbone. God points to his ear, and says that Abel's blood sues for vengeance, so Cain will have to die. Image taken from Holkham Bible Picture Book. Originally published in England, circa 1320-1330.

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