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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 3v

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Jeremiah, nimbed and tonsured, wearing red cope, indicates with right hand, scroll inscribed IERONIMUS, held with left hand.
Figure within initial D decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders inhabited terminating in fantastic animal supported by male figure emerging from foliage in left margin. Left margin decorated with foliate ornament and gold balls.
Beginning of Jerome's preface to the Pentateuch.

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