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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 310r

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Solomon, crowned, holding upturned sword in left hand and scales in right hand, is seated on cushioned bench with footstool. He is flanked by woman, wearing berbette, and man and by two men; all are gesturing, some with arms raised.
Scene against blue background within initial D on gold background, decorated with foliate extenders.
Beginning of Wisdom of Solomon (Vulg., Sapientia).

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