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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 291v

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Jesse: Tree -- Jesse reclines in draped bed, below two curtains. He looks toward tree emerging from foot of bed. Seated on the tree are king, crowned, hands raised, grasping ends of cord (?); Virgin Mary, veiled, orant; Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, holding book with left hand, seated on cushioned bench.
Scene on gold background within initial decorated with ascender of fantastic animal terminating in foliage, and foliate and geometric ornament.
Beginning of Matthew.

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