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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 362v

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Evangelist John, nimbed, holding book with left hand, and with right hand, holding scroll also held in beak of Evangelist symbol (eagle), nimbed, emerging from cloud at right.
Figures on gold background within initial Q decorated with foliate and geometric ornament and winged fantastic animal terminating with foliage hanging from bottom of initial.
Beginning of I John.

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