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Belgium, Liège, ca. 1280s
MS M.183 fol. 251v

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Initial B:
Half figure of nimbed male saint with joined hands raised in front.
Figure within initial B decorated with foliate extensions formed by fantastic animal. Beginning of Chapter for Compline.
Initial N:
Canticle: Simeon -- Half figure of nimbed male saint with right hand raised and book in left hand.
Figure within initial N decorated with foliate extension with terminal of animal head. Beginning of Canticle, Nunc dimittis, for Compline.

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