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Belgium, possibly Liège, ca. 1260
MS M.295 fol. 130v

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Within initial F:
Israelite: smitten by Philistines and Ark of Covenant: taken by Philistines -- Israelite is seated on ground, his hat grasped by right hand of Philistine who raises sword in left hand. At right Philistine, dressed in chain mail stands holding Ark of Covenant.
Scenes set against orange background, within initial decorated with geometric ornament and marginal extenders.
Beginning of I Samuel. (Vulg., I Kings)

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