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Italy, Florence, ca. 1150-1160
MS M.737 fol. 85v

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Christ and Four Beasts -- Medallion enclosing half figure of Christ, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in blessing, and with His left hand holding book, at center of cross decorated with interlace ornament, and flanked by half figures of four winged Beasts, all nimbed, holding books.
All within monogram initials UD of Vere dignum decorated with interlace, framed by flower- and diamond-decorated border.
Beginning of Common Preface, Vere Dignum, for the Canon of the Mass.

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