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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 147v

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Initial A decorated with animal head head or mask and with floreate and geometric ornament.
Judith: slaying Holofernes -- Holofernes, nude, arms raised, is semi-recumbent on draped bed, looking up toward Judith raising sword with both hands. Hanging curtains flank her.
Scene on gold background within second initial A constructed partially of winged fantastic animal and decorated with foliate and geometric ornament.
Beginning of Judith, Prologue and Judith.

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