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Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 339r

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Beginning of Nahum.
Nahum: prophesying at Nineveh -- Hahum, wearing hat, raises left hand and right forefinger. Above is half-figure of Christ-Logos, emerging from cloudy arc of heaven and holding beams of fire in both hands. He is above buildings of city, amid which are two heads. Scene within decorated initial O.
In left margin is half-figure of man and fantastic animal.
In lower margin is bird and in right margin is centaur balancing plates.

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