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Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 418r

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Beginning of Galatians.
Apostle, Paul: preaching, Scene, Liturgical: Baptism, and Personification: Synagogue -- Bishop, wearing miter, extends right hand and with right hand touches head of nude youth, joined hands raised, in baptismal font. At right is personification of Synagogue, crown falling from head, holding Tables of Law in right hand and broken spear in left hand. Above is head of dove of Holy Gost, cross nimbed, emerging from cloudy arc of heaven. Scene within decorated initial P.
In left margin, beside decorated initial, is Paul, with right hand raised and holding book in left hand.
In lower margin is hybrid animal and in right margin is nude man astride cock (rooster), raising stick in right hand and touching comb of cock with left hand.

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