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Luke and John
Egypt, 12th century
MS M.617 fol. 1r

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Large rectangular headpiece decorated with interlace (stained) with finial at right corner (rest fragmentary) with central inscribed panel in Coptic.
Below, incipit of Luke 1:1 in display script decorated with interlace.
Scrolling foliate zoomorphic coronis descending into lower left margin.
Beginning of Gospel of Luke.

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