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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 196v

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Ecclesiasticus: Illustration -- Beneath cloud at top of initial, Jesus, Son of Sirach, crowned, holding fleur de lis scepter in right hand, is seated on throne indicating with left hand group of men, foremost of whom raises right arm.
Scene on pink background within initial O decorated with marginal extensions containing foliate ornament and fantastic animals.
Beginning of Ecclesiasticus.

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