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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1245-1250
MS M.269 fol. 158r

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Within initial U:
Nehemiah: before Artaxerxes -- Artaxerxes, crowned, right hand raised, left hand in his lap, is seated cross-legged on bench (?). Nehemiah stands before him, holding his head with his right hand and gesturing with his left.
Scene against gold background within initial with foliate ornament.
Beginning of Nehemiah.

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