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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1245-1250
MS M.269 fol. 154v

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Within initial I:
Israelite: Sacrifice in Temple of Zerubbabel -- Beneath arch decorated with three towers, man, wearing pointed hat, stands holding upturned knife in right hand and animal in left hand; below, beneath arch, man, wearing pointed hat, with left hand holds point of knife at throat of sheep (?).
Scene against gold background within initial decorated with foliate ornament and animal head.
Beginning of Ezra (Vulg., I Esdras).

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