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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 192r

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1) Nude male figure, gesturing with both arms and extending left leg, on pink patterned background within initial L decorated with foliate ornament .
Beginning of Wisdom of Solomon, Prologue (Vulg., Wisdom).
2) Solomon: Scene, expounding Book of Wisdom -- Solomon, crowned, seated on cushioned bench, indicates cloud above with left hand and with right hand indicates foremost of group of men who is also seated on bench, both hands raised. Bench is decorated with architectural ornament.
Scene on blue patterned background within initial D decorated with short extension containing foliate ornament.
Beginning of Wisdom of Solomon (Vulg., Wisdom).

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