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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 215v

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Adam: Descendants -- Above crossbar of initial, half figure of Adam, nimbed, extends arms to touch two of four medallions below. Each medallion encloses descendant, nimbed, three with arms raised, one orant.
Figures against gold background within initial A decorated with short floreate extender. Border of two dragons and floreate ornament containing birds and head of lion.
Beginning of I Chronicles (Vulg., Paralipomenon).

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