The Story of Samuel


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The central scene of this panel depicts Elkanah with his wives, Penninah and Hannah-the older of the two and mother to the prophet Samuel. The now faint inscription "XI" on the doorway lintel of the house in the background refers to Samuel 1:11 in which Hannah prays for a male child.

The Story of Samuel, Linen canvas worked with silk and metal thread, seed pearls; tent, couching, and straight stitch, British

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