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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 115r

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Naomi and Elimelech: in Moab -- Elimelech, wearing hat, indicating upward with right hand, carrying draped staff on left shoulder, walks in upper register of initial I. In lower register, Naomi, wearing berbette, gesturing with left hand, with right hand, grasps left hand of one of two sons, Mahlon and Chilion. Both stand in front of her. Figures against gold background, below arches. Below initial, winged fantastic animal, terminating in foliate ornament. Beginning of Ruth.

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