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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 405r

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Half figure of man in initial F decorated with foliate ornament.
Apostle, Paul: Letter to Philemon -- Paul, nimbed, holds sword with right hand and with left hand scroll. Man faces him raising right hand and extending left hand to the scroll.
Scene within initial P decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in foliate medallion enclosing bird.
Beginning of Philemon, Prologue and Philemon.

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