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Italy, possibly Teramo or Bologna, between 1375 and 1399? or during the second half of 14th century?
MS G.16 fol. 1r

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Initial A enclosing bishop, nimbed, wearing miter, kneeling, right hand raised, looking up toward half-figure of Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand, holding book with left hand.
Initial F enclosing half figure of Apostle Paul, nimbed, holding sword with right hand and book with left hand.
Initial I enclosing half-figure of Evangelist Luke, indicating text right hand and holding book with draped left hand.
Initials and margins decorated with foliate ornament inhabited by angel grasping stem. Escutcheon in lower margin inscribed with cross.
Beginnings of Introit, Epistle and Gospel for Mass on 1st Sunday of Advent.

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