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Italy, Rome, ca. 1483
MS M. 306 fol. 20v

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Initial R:
God, half-figure, flanked by two cherubim, appearing amid clouds, raises right hand in blessing and holds globe in left hand.
Below, Christ Child, nude, flanked by two angels, descends to earth.
Scene within initial R decorated with foliage.
Foliate border, including rosettes, frames text.
In upper border, putto holds open book. In medallion is half-figure of man, hands joined in prayer.
Putto appears in lower margin.

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