MASTER of the Duke of Bedford
(active 1405-1435 in Paris)

Bedford Book of Hours

Manuscript (Additional Ms. 18850)
British Library, London

The scene depicting the building of Noah's ark on folio 14v featuring tools that include a plane, a drill, an axe and a saw. It is one of the many medieval manuscript illustrations showing buildings under construction, with vivid pictures of tools used in the construction.

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