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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 311v

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Decorated initial M enclosing two fantastic animals, mouths open, bodies terminating with foliate vine scroll. Beginning of Prologue to Ecclesiasticus. Woman, possibly Personification of Wisdom, nimbed and veiled, holding book with right hand, raising left hand, seated on bench within decorated initial O. Beginning of Ecclesiasticus.

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