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France, possibly Corbie, 1229
MS M.163 fol. 326r

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Jesse: Tree -- Jesse, wearing peaked cap, reclines in bed, asleep. Intertwined branches emerge from his loins, to enclose the following (bottom to top):
1) David, crowned, holding fiddle in left hand;
2) Virgin Mary, crowned, veiled, holding book;
3) Christ, holding book, right hand held in blessing;
4) Dove of Holy Ghost.
Scene against gold background forming initial L, at start of Matthew.

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