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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 421r

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Man, nimbed and tonsured, possibly Peter, right hand on breast, raising left hand, in initial I
Man, nimbed, holding book with right hand and raising left hand, in initial I.
Man, nimbed and tonsured, holding open book with right hand and raising left hand, seated on cushioned bench.
Figure within initial N decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender inhabited by fantastic bird (?).
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in foliate medallion enclosing fantastic animal.
Beginning of James, Prologues I and II and Jerome, Preface to Catholic Epistles.

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