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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 210r

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Isaiah: Scene, Martyrdom -- Isaiah, with pearled nimbus, nude, hands raised and tied to top bar of initial, and feet to bottom of initial, is flanked by two torturers, one wearing cap, using frame saw to cut Isaiah in two from groin.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial U decorated with short extensions containing foliate ornament and human head wearing pointed hat.
Beginning of Isaiah.

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