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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 304r

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Jesse: Tree -- Jesse, head on cushion, right hand on face, left hand grasping drapery, reclines on draped bed, with tree growing from groin. In medallions formed by foliate branches of tree are Virgin Mary, crowned, and Christ Child, cross nimbed; Christ, cross nimbed; David, crowned, playing harp; another king with sword; and two human heads.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial L decorated with marginal extensions containing foliate ornament.
Beginning of Matthew.

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