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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 409r

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Bust of man, nimbed, in initial C.
Bust of man in initial L.
Christ: Ascension -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, orant, is flanked by four visible Apostles and one nimbus, the Apostles looking up toward lower legs and feet of Christ disappearing into arc of Heaven.
Scene within initial P decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in foliate medallion enclosing swan.
Beginning of Acts of the Apostles, Prologues I and III, and Acts of the Apostles.

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