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Gospel Book
Germany, Westphalia, mid 10th century
MS M.755 fol. 157v

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Incipit page of John, decorated with foliate ornament and interlace, enclosing large initial I forming vertical bar of cross. Horizontal bar formed by some letters of text IN PRINCIPIO, all of which are intricately interwoven and decorated with interlace. ERAT VERBUM is written in gold letters across the top.

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