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Italy, Rome, ca. 1483
MS M. 306 fol. 29r

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Initial S:
Joachim and Anna: at Golden Gate -- Joachim and Anna embrace before gate. Both figures are nimbed.
Scene occurs within initial S decorated with encrusted jewels.
Foliate, including vine scrolls and acanthus leaves and candelabrum forms, frames text. Grotesque heads appear within ornament. Putti inhabit borders. In lower margin above border, one putto plays lute and second putto plays double flute.

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