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Italy, Florence, ca. 1330-1337
MS M.289 fol. 61r

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Dante: Text, Divina Commedia, Paradiso, Canto 01 (Ascent from the Earthly Paradise) -- Dante, wearing headgear, with arms folded on breast, looks toward Beatrice, standing, with right hand pointing toward sky inscribed with stars and swirls (Heaven), all within decorated initial L.
Left margin and upper and lower margins of first column decorated with foliate vinestem borders.

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