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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 230v

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Solomon: addressing the Captains -- Solomon, crowned, holding cross surmounted globe in right hand and scepter in left, is seated on bench, his feet each in mouth of fantastic animal, possibly griffin. He is flanked by two men, arms raised, possibly kneeling, and by soldier, wearing mail and helmet, holding upturned sword in right hand and round shield in left hand.
Scene against gold background within initial C decorated with extenders. Border of vine and floreate ornament.
Beginning of II Chronicles (Vulg., II Paralipomenon).

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