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Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 427r

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Beginning of Hebrews.
Personification: Church and Synagogue -- Paul, nimbed, kneels beside personification of Church, nimbed and crowned, holding cross in right hand and chalice with wafer (host) in left hand. At right, man. wearing pointed hat, kneels beside personification of Synagogue, crowned, wearing blindfold, holding Tables of Law in right hand and broken banner in left hand. Beside her is second man, kneeling with right hand raised. Figures in decorated initial M.
Decorated border is inhabited by bird and two hybrid men.

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