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Two miniatures, possibly from a decretals
France, probably Paris, 1230-1260
MS G.37 fol. 1r

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Tree: Genealogical (Tree of Consanguinity) -- Crowned king, holding fantastic animal in each hand, stands behind tree of consanguinity, in which is crowned head of youth (prince?). Below, tonsured monk and man, wearing hooded garment, with right hand raised and pointing, hold scroll inscribed GAVTIER LEBAVBE FIT LABRE (signature of artist), with two fish below scroll.
In medallions, at top, two horsemen, wearing armor, holding shields and lances; at bottom, two men, holding axes (?) and shields.
Ornament of fantastic animal head, human head, flowers, foliage, and fleur-de-lis.

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