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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 143v

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Solomon, crowned standing before cloth of honor within initial C decorated with foliate ornament.
Gold balls and foliate bar inhabited by woman holding book, terminating in two foliate medallions each enclosing man, one, tonsured, gesturing with left hand, and the other crouching, resting head on right hand, grasping foliage with left hand.
Beginning of II Chronicles

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