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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 117v

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Elkanah: with Hannah and Peninnah -- Elkanah, raising left hand, looks toward Peninnah, wearing berbette, right hand on breast. Hannah, veiled, with joined hands raised, kneels before book on pedestal within niche. All against gold background within initial F decorated with foliate and geometric ornament. Head of winged fantastic animal biting bottom of descender. Beginning of I Samuel (Vulg. I Kings).

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