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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 422v

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Half figure of man, probably Apostle Peter in initial S decorated with foliate ornament.
Apostle, Peter: Letter I -- Peter, nimbed, tonsured, holding ring with two keys in right hand and with left hand scroll, held with both hands by man wearing cap.
Scene within initial P decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders inhabited by hybrid bird with human hand.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in foliate medallion enclosing bird, possibly parrot.
Beginning of I Peter, Prologue I and I Peter.

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