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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 278r

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Grotesque or hybrid man with monkey head, partially nude, sits lifting left leg with both hands, against blue patterned background within initial N decorated with short extensions containing foliate ornament. In second initial N, human head is attached to end of foliate scroll on pink patterned background.
Nahum: prophesying at Nineveh -- Small figure, possibly youth, hands raised, stands in gate of city of Nineveh, looking at Nahum, right hand grasping garment, left hand raised, grasping side of initial.
Scene on blue patterned background within initial O.
Beginning of Nahum.

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