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Homily on Gilead
Egypt, ca. 822/23-913/14
MS M.604 fol. 2r

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Rectangular headpiece decorated with interlace and spearhead finials at corners (only three visible).
Initial Pi decorated with interlace and scrolling coronis with terminal of spearhead finial descending into lower margin.
Margin, lower:
Pair of confronting birds feeding from foliage, beside rabbit, with left foot in jaws of dog.
Dog and rabbit, labelled in Coptic (See Kuhn 1960).

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