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Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 49v

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Beginning of Book of Leviticus.
Moses: communicating with God -- Christ-Logos, wearing crossed nimbus, raises right hand in blessing and holds book in draped right hand. Beside him is horned Moses, holding sheep in right hand and book in left hand. Scene beneath gothic arches, within decorated initial U.
In left margin is goat and man, holding sword in right hand shield in left, at whom another man shoots arrow with bow held in left hand.
In lower margin is dog being chased by rabbit and bird.

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