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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 181v

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David: Charge to Solomon -- David, crowned, his arms raised, his torso nude, his head on pillow, is seated on mattress. Solomon, crowned (?), extending orb extended in right hand and holding scepter in left, is seated on bench facing David.
Scene against gold background within initial E decorated with foliate extenders. Border containing two birds.
Beginning of I Kings (Vulg., III Kings).

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