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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 350v

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Apostle, Paul: Letter to Thessalonians -- Paul, pearled nimbus, holding in right hand, scroll inscribed PAULUS ET SILUANUS, raising his left hand, stands looking up at bust of angel, pearled nimbus, gesturing with right hand, and emerging from cloud at top of initial.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial P decorated with short extensions and long descender containing foliate ornament.
Beginning of I Thessalonians.

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