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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 511r

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Maccabees: Letter from Jews -- Man, seated on bench, holding quill in right hand, writes on scroll (?) resting on left knee and held with left hand. Group of men stand before him, one indicating with right hand, and another extending right hand toward writer.
Scene against blue background within initial F decorated with foliate extenders.
Beginning of II Maccabees.

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