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Italy, probably Taranto, 1350-1400
MS M.200 fol. 221v

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Alexander the Great (?), crowned, seated on bench within initial E, grasping crossbar with right hand, gesturing with left hand. Initial decorated with foliate ornament. Border of rectilinear frame decorated with interlace and floreate ornament enclosing text. Text is first lesson in first nocturn for Matins on first Sunday of October.

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