Noah's Flood

Late 6th or early 7th century
Full-page miniature in the Ashburnham Pentateuch
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, MS nouv. acq. lat. 2334

The ark is envisioned as an enormous chest floating in the water with closed windows and doors. (Latin arca means "chest.") In the sea below float the dead bodies of animals and people.

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