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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1245-1250
MS M.269 fol. 88r

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Within initial F:
Israelite: smitten by Philistines and Ark of Covenant: taken by Philistines -- Of group of men wearing pointed hats, some recline on ground, two kneel with arms raised. Soldier, wearing chain mail, raises sword in right hand and with left hand reaches for one of kneeling men. At right two other soldiers, wearing chain mail, carry Ark of Covenant.
Scene against gold background within initial with foliate extenders.
Beginning of I Samuel (Vulg., I Kings).

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