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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 427r

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Three-quarter figure of man, nimbed, probably John, raising left hand, in initial I decorated with foliate ornament.
Three-quarter figure of Christ, nimbed, with right hand in gesture of blessing and raising left hand, in initial A decorated with foliate ornament.
Apocalypse: Christ sending Angel to John -- John, nimbed, semi-reclining, holding right hand to face, looks toward horn blown by angel, nimbed. Above them is candelabrum.
Scene within initial M decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenderterminating in foliate medallion enclosing bird.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament.
Beginning of Revelation, Prologue and Prologue III, and Revelation.

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