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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 190v

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Initial L on gold background decorated with animal head or mask, winged fantastic animal and foliate ornament.
Wisdom of Solomon: Illustration -- Solomon, crowned, is seated with crossed legs, resting left hand on left leg, extending with right hand upturned sword toward man standing before him. The man extends right hand to blade of the sword.
Scene on gold background within initial D decorated with winged fantastic animal as extender, and with foliate and geometric ornament.
Beginning of Wisdom of Solomon (Vulg., Wisdom).

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