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Belgium, possibly Liège, ca. 1260
MS M.295 fol. 484r

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Within initial F:
Maccabees: Letter from Jews -- One of three men, seated, all wearing pointed hats, extends right hand touching letter with seal extended by left hand of man kneeling on one knee.
Scene against blue background, within initial with marginal extender that includes hybrid with head of monk, tonsured and wearing cowl, and body of animal.
Beginning of II Maccabees.

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