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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 281r

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Dragon with human head, wearing fillet, and foliate ornament, against pink patterned background in initial I.
Male figure, nimbed, holding book in right hand, left hand raised, touching right shoulder, and below another male figure, right hand raised, holding scroll in left hand, possibly Haggai: communicating with God .
Figures on gold background within initial I decorated with marginal extensions containing foliate ornament and knight mounted on horseback, wearing armor with helmet and shield, holding lance in right hand.
Beginning of Haggai.

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