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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 1r

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Jerome is seated on bench at desk writing on scroll with quill held in right hand and with left hand, holds open book with scraper (?) on lectern to left.
Figure against gold background within initial F decorated with foliate extenders containing fantastic animal. Border of floreate ornament and griffin.
Beginning of Jerome, Epistle to Palinus.

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