The Morgan Crusader Bible of Louis IX
or Maciejowski Bible
or The Bible of Shah Abbas

Ms Morgan 638, folio 35r




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Spoils of War:
Following the battle, the Philistines find Saul's body on Mount Gilboa and strip it of the armour. (1 Samuel 31:8)

Saul Decapitated:
Having collected the king's armour, the Philistines decapitate his corpse. (1 Samuel 31:9)

Trophies:
The Philistines place Saul's armour—including his shield, sword, and crowned helmet—on the altar of their god, Ashtoreth. (1 Samuel 31:10)

A Grisly Parade:
The king's head, shown crowned, is shamefully affixed to a pike and paraded throughout the Philistine lands. (1 Samuel 31:9–10)

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