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Italy, possibly Venice, 15th century
MS M.341 fol. 127r

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Divina Commedia, Paradiso: Scene, Ascent from the Earthly Paradise -- Dante, wearing hat, his left hand held by right hand of Beatrice, is lead toward initial L in which are seven arcs with stars. Atop the arcs, Christ, nimbed, holding bannered (?) staff with right hand, is seated in mandorla flanked by six angels, nimbed, with joined hands.

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