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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 297r

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1) Christ: among Doctors -- In initial D decorated with geometric ornament and diapered backgrounds, Virgin Mary, pearled nimbus, veiled, raises her right hand and stands behind Christ Child, cross-nimbed, standing on steps of parapet and gesturing toward three doctors, including one wearing cap, and another, both gesturing.
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with interlace and foliage, enclosing six French heraldic escutcheons, including Count of Soissons (one), Moreuil (two), Hangest (one), and Count of Grandpr³b (one), and inhabited by two hybrid men, hybrid animal, hybrid bird, siren confronting hybrid man with bat wings, and bird.

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