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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 286r

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Beginning of Esther, Prologue.
Esther, crowned, holding disk (?) at breast with right hand and grasping mantle with left hand, stands above dragon.
Figure against gold background within initial I decorated with floreate border at bottom. Decorated initial L on gold decorated extenders of dragons and floreate ornament in vine scroll.
Beginning of Esther.

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