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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 21v

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Tribes of Israel: Journey to Egypt -- Jacob, nimbed, is seated on bench, gesturing with right hand toward four men, two raising right hands, standing before him.
Scene within foliate initial H decorated with foliate extenders.
Margin, left:
Hybrid animal, wearing hat with foliate ornament, with one leg extended into bar of foliage attached to medallion inhabited by scorpion.
Beginning of Exodus

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