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France, Paris, between 1230 and 1239
MS M.92 fol. 93v

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Christ, cross-nimbed, sits on bench, raising right hand in blessing and holding book with two straps in His left hand. He is flanked by six medallions, each enclosing dove representing Gift of Holy Ghost.
Scene with gold background, within initial D decorated with dragon stem.
Outside the initial in lower margin, female donor, wearing berbette, kneels, raising joined hands toward Christ in the initial.
Line endings of abstract penwork.

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