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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 253v

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1) Trinity: Mercy Seat -- In initial O decorated with geometric ornament and foliate spandrels, God, cross-nimbed, sits on a bench, supporting the tau-cross on which Christ, cross-nimbed, in loin cloth, is affixed with three nails in hands and crossed feet. The dove of Holy Ghost, cross-nimbed, flies toward the Christ.
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with interlace and foliage, and inhabited by dragon coiled around neck of hybrid man whose canine lower body is swallowing fish, hybrid bird with bat's wings coiled around stalk supported by woman wearing veil, and bird, bat, and bee?.

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