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Pauline Epistles, with commentary by Petrus Lombardus
Spain, SahagĂșn, 1181
MS M.939 fol. 70r

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1) Apostle, Paul: let down in Basket -- Two men, holding ropes, lower from top of wall Paul, in basket. Scene in bowl of decorated initial P. On stem is medallion enclosing nude man wrestling with bear.
2) Scene, Obscaena (?) -- Figure, possibly ape, with rod (?) raised in left hand and right hand covering genitals, stands behind bear (?), standing on its head, with its back to the ape. Scene in decorated initial P with animal head at lower serif.

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