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Pauline Epistles, with commentary by Petrus Lombardus
Spain, SahagĂșn, 1181
MS M.939 fol. 217r

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1) Apostle, Paul: baptizing -- Paul pours water from vessel onto heads of three nude men, all seated, one with hands crossed on his breast. Rays descend to them from hand of God, emerging from clouds of heaven. A fourth nude man stands at right. Scene within initial P decorated with fantastic animal, interlace, and stag in lower serif.
2) Initial P composed of dog, fantastic animal, and bear.

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