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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 433r

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Winged fantastic animal, body terminating in foliate vine, extending head, open mouth holding gold ball, beyond top of initial I. Beginning of Prologue III to Jonah. Jonah: cast up -- Below crossbar of initial E, nude Jonah, nimbed, with joined hands raised, emerges from mouth, looking up toward tower with portal, flanked by walls in upper part of the initial. Beginning of Jonah. Pen flourished initial.

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