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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 286r

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Ezekiel: Vision of Shekinah -- Ezekiel, nimbed, reclines on cushion, right hand to face; above, Four Beasts, nimbed.
Scene within initial E decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament inhabited by grotesque of human head with headdress of feathers or petals, supported by clawed animal foot.
Beginning of Ezekiel.

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