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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 90v

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Elkanah: with Hannah and Peninnah -- Hannah and Peninnah, veiled, stand behind Elkanah, kneeling before draped altar on which is chalice. Lamps hang above altar.
Scene within initial F, decorated with foliate ornament, foliate extenders and with fish as cross-bar. Initial descender inhabited by bust of bird in medallion.
Foliate bar including foliate medallion enclosing deer attacked by lion.
Beginning of I Samuel (Vulg., I Kings).

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