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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 138v

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Nehemiah: before Artaxerxes -- Queen (sic), stands holding covered vessel in raised right hand, resting right hand on bench on which is seated Artaxerxes, crowned, right hand raised, holding foliate scepter in left hand.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial U with marginal extender containing foliate ornament and fantastic animal.
Beginning of Nehemiah (Vulg., II Esdras).

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