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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 207r

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Within initial C two monks, tonsured, standing before lectern on which is open book, one indicating page with right hand.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in hybrid animal with foliage emerging from mouth.
Medallion in lower margin enclosing half figure of woman raising cup to lips with right hand and holdin pitcher with left hand.
Beginning of Psalm 98 (Vulg., 97)

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