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Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 421v

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Beginning of Colossians.
Apostle, Paul: preaching -- Paul, nimbed, raises right forefinger and holds book in left hand. At right are two men. One extends left hand and raises right forefinger. Above is scroll with pseudo-inscription, surmounted by half figure of Christ, cross-nimbed, bleeding from wounds, holding banner in left hand. Figures are within decorated initial P.
In lower margin is female centaur, wearing headdress, holding spindle and distaff.

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