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France, possibly Corbie, 1229
MS M.163 fol. 164r

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1) Fish against gold background as part of decorated initial L, at start of Prologue to Esther
2a) Esther: before Ahasuerus -- Esther, crowned, hands joined in prayer, kneels before Ahasuerus, crowned, seated.
2b) Haman: hanged -- Haman, wearing blindfold and loincloth, hangs from noose.
Scenes against gold backgrounds within architectural setting forming initial I, at start of Esther.

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