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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 148r

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Samuel: brought to Eli -- Beside altar, Hannah, veiled, holds young Samuel in her arms before extended right hand of Eli, his left hand on book on altar. Next to altar are three bulls.
Scene against gold background within initial P decorated with long descender containing foliate ornament. Border of foliate ornament contains three dragons.
Beginning of I Samuel (Vulg., I Kings).

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