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France, possibly Paris, between 1250 and 1275
MS M.970 fol. 1r

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Beginning of Jerome, Epistle to Paulinus.
Jerome, wearing pearled nimbus, holds pen in right hand and sits at desk upon which is open book with pseudo inscription. Figure within decorated initial P.
In upper left corner of margin is hybrid figure, holding sword in right hand and shield in left hand. In lower left margin is bird looking up at hybrid bird, with head of man, wearing crown.

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