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Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 423v

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Beginning of II Thessalonians.
Apostle, Paul: Letter to Thessalonians -- Paul, nimbed, sits in chair and writes at desk upon which is open book with pseudo-inscription. Above, half-figure of angel, nimbed, playing trumpet, emerges from cloudy arc of heaven. At right is Antichrist. crowned, holding scepter in right hand and tripartite globe surmounted by animal, in left hand. At his feet is grave from which emerge two Resurrected, one with joined hands raised. Figures in decorated initial P.
In lower margin is nude man, aiming bow and arrow, and hybrid man, holding shield in left hand and sword in right hand.

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