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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 356r

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In upper half of initial I, half figure of Evangelist symbol (lion), nimbed, with human body, holding book in draped left hand and raising right hand. In lower half, Mark is seated on bench, his hands on open book on lectern.
Firgures within initial decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament.
Beginning of Mark

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