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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 285r

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Maccabees: Letter from Jews -- Man, holding letter with seal, kneels before two men wearing pointed hats, seated on bench, the foremost extending right hand to the letter.
Scene on gold background within initial F decorated with foliate ornament and fantastic animal at bottom of descender, with body terminating in foliage.
Beginning of II Maccabees.

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