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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 188r

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Ecclesiastes: Illustration -- Ecclesiastes the Preacher, crowned, is seated on throne holding object in right hand extended toward floor, and with left hand indicates foremost of group of men who sits on cushioned bench. Between them, at their feet, is covered vessel, either chalice or cup, and mound of coins.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial U decorated with short extension containing foliate ornament.
Beginning of Ecclesiastes.

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