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Zir Ganela Gospels
Ethiopia, 1400-1401
MS M.828 fol. 5v

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Birds perched on trees and branches inscribed "Tree of Paradise" (Ge'ez) above architectural frame supported on columns enclosing two large birds with interlocking necks inscribed "Birds that dwell in the midst of the sea" (Ge'ez) and two smaller confronted birds; in left margin, two birds with necks intertwined around staff or tree trunk; in right margin, bird with neck intertwined around staff or tree trunk.

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