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France, between 1250 and 1300
MS M.193 fol. 161v

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Ahaziah, King of Israel: Fall -- Below cloud, Ahaziah, crowned, falling headlong from top of tower. Scene against gold background enclosed within initial P decorated with foliate and geometric ornament. Winged fantastic animal in lower margin, biting descender of initial. Beginning of II Kings (Vulg., IV Kings).

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