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Pauline Epistles, with commentary by Petrus Lombardus
Spain, SahagĂșn, 1181
MS M.939 fol. 165v

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1) Initial P with foliate ornament and dragon in lower serif.
2) Apostle, Paul: Miracle of Viper -- Paul, nimbed, sits and holds winged serpent in left hand before fire. Scene in initial P, formed by fantastic animal extending from horn of animal head at top serif. Lower serif with two intertwined dragons.

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