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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 241r

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Ecclesiasticus: Illustration -- Jesus, son of Sirach, crowned, with joined hands raised, is seated on cushioned bench. At right, man, indicating upward with right hand, and possibly holds book in draped left hand. Both look up toward head of Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, emerging from cloud above.
Scene on gold background within decorated initial O.
Beginning of Ecclesiasticus, Prologue and Ecclesiasticus.

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