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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 142v

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Tobias: departing with Raphael -- Tobit, possibly blind, wearing pointed hat, resting his right hand on right knee and raising left hand, is seated on cushioned bench with dog at left foot. At right, Tobias, is raising his left hand, his right shoulder grasped by right hand of Raphael, pearled nimbus, raising left hand, and looking back over right shoulder at Tobit.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial T decorated with foliate ornament and crowned head of man.
Beginning of Tobit (Vulg., Tobias).

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