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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 4v

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Jerome, tonsured and wearing clerical garb, is seated on bench at desk writing on scroll with quill held in right hand and with left hand holds scraper resting on scroll.
Figure against gold background within initial D decorated with short foliate extender. Border of floreate ornament.
Beginning of Jerome, Preface to Pentateuch.

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