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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 293v

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Solomon: Scene, expounding Proverbs -- Solomon, crowned, seated on cushioned bench, holds scepter in left hand and with right hand gestures toward youth, standing before Solomon, with his arms crossed.
Scene against gold background within initial P decorated with foliate ornament. Border of two birds on gold background at top; two dragons in left margin; and vine scroll with foliate ornament at bottom.
Beginning of Proverbs.

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