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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 144v

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Naomi and Elimelech: in Moab -- Elimelech, right hand raised, draped staff on left shoulder, walks behind Naomi, veiled, her right hand grasping garment and left hand on breast. Before them are Mahlon and Chilion, both with arms extended.
Scene on rocky landscape against gold background below initial I as column.
Beginning of Ruth.

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