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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 226v

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Three-quarter figure of Solomon, crowned, holding scales with right hand and upturned sword with left hand.
Figure within initial D decorated with foliate extender.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament inhabited by man raising right hand and holding book with draped left hand and terminating in foliate medallion enclosing youth (?) standing before man seated holding open book on lap.
Beginning of Wisdom of Solomon.

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