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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 76v

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Ruth: bringing Grain to Naomi -- Ruth, carrying bundle of grain stands below arch in tower. Above her, in two arches are busts of woman wearing headdress, and man; at top is single arched opening surmounted by roof in which is head of woman wearing headdress.
Scene on gold background within initial I decorated with foliate ornament and fantastic animal as descender.
Beginning of Ruth.

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