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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 136r

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Nehemiah: before Artaxerxes -- Nehemiah, wearing fillet, left hand to head, extending with right hand, covered jar toward Artaxerxes, crowned, seated on bench, raising left hand, looking toward Nehemiah.
Scene on gold background within initial U decorated with animal head or mask, and with foliate and geometric ornament.
Beginning of Nehemiah (Vulg., II Esdras).

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