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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 487r

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Habakkuk: Prophecy and Christ: Nativity -- Habakkuk, nimbed, reclines on ground, eyes closed. Behind him, Christ Child, nimbed and swaddled, lies in manger; heads of ass and ox are visible behind manger.
Scene in rocky landscape against blue background within initial O decorated with foliate extenders.
Beginning of Habakkuk.

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