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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 447r

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Initial R enclosing vine scroll terminating with animal head, mouth open. Beginning of Prologue II, Maccabees. Initial M enclosing foliate vine scroll. Beginning of Prologue IV, Maccabees. Mattathias: slaying Jew -- Mattathias, extending sword with right hand, with left hand, grasps hair on head of man, kneeling, holding with both hands, bowl containing head of boar. Beginning of I Maccabees.

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