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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 424v

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Three-quarter figure of man, nimbed, raising left hand in initial R decorated with foliate extender.
Christ (?), nimbed, seated on cushioned bench, raises right hand in blessing and extends left hand toward man, probably John, nimbed, with joined hands raised.
Scene within initial Q decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in foliate medallion enclosing blue horse with bridle and saddle.
Beginning of I John, Argument and I John

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