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Gospel book
Austria, probably in the monastery of Seitenstetten, between 1225 and 1275
MS M.808 fol. 31r

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Initial L, decorated with foliate vine, one end terminating with animal head or mask, and inhabited by nude man climbing among vines and long-necked bird perching at right.
Initial at beginning of gospel of Matthew with running title SECVNDVM MATHEUM, partially trimmed at top of page.

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