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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 181r

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Solomon: Scene, expounding Proverbs -- Solomon, crowned, is seated on throne holding switches in left hand and indicating with right hand small figure seated before him beneath hanging drape, holding open book with both hands.
Scene on blue patterned background within initial P decorated with marginal extensions containing foliate ornament and fantastic animal.
Beginning of Proverbs.

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