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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1245-1250
MS M.269 fol. 230r

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Within initial O:
Jesus, Son of Sirach, crowned, pointing upwards with right index finger, holding floreate scepter in left hand, is seated on cushioned bench. Above, bust of Christ-Logos, unnimbed, emerging from cloud, indicates or touches head of Jesus. At right, is female figure, possibly Personification of Wisdom, raising right hand.
Scene against gold background within initial.
Beginning of Ecclesiasticus.

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