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

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Below arch in upper register of initial I is half figure of male saint, probably James, decorated nimbus; in lower register below arch stand four men, one nimbed, looking upward.
Scene within initial decorated with foliate ornament.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in foliate medallion enclosing fish.
Beginning of James.

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