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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 226r

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Half-figure of man, right hand touching book held with draped left hand.
Figure within initial L decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament inhabited by monk, tonsured, and terminating in two foliate medallion enclosing stag and half figure of man raising right hand and holding palm or branch with left hand.
Beginning of Wisdom of Solomon, Prologue.

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