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Liturgical calendar for Ravenna
Italy, Milan, 1386
MS M.355 fol. 2r

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Within initial I, tonsured Franciscan monk, wearing habit, holding book with right hand and with left hand raised. Margin, lower: Unidentified escutcheon 1: vert a helmet argent with a knot gules; 2: azure three bends or; over the fess line a divise argent; on a chief azure three fleur-de-lis or between the form points of a label gules. Margins decorated with scrolling foliage around bar border. Two columns of text are directions for finding lunar and solar positions, charting horoscopes and determining moveable feasts (continuing on verso).

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