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Panel 24 - Jacob sends Joseph to joins his brothers tending their flocks at Schechem
(Gen 37:13-14) Joseph sets off to join his brothers, carrying a pitcher in his right hand and a bundle of provisions tied to a stick over his left shoulder. The backwards glance over the shoulder is quite distinctive and features in a number of panels at Rouen. Note the simple but effective spatial distinctions within the panel; Jacob sits on an elaborate chair on the left, denoting an interior setting, while Joseph, cloak billowing, moves towards a door mid-right, leading out to the exterior shown by a single stylised tree on the right.