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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 275v

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Obadiah: prophesying at Edom -- Obadiah, nimbed, is seated on bench, holding roll in left hand, and gesturing with right index finger toward group of men, one raising right hand, the foremost with right hand on left shoulder, and grasping mantle with left hand.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial U decorated with short extension containing foliate ornament.
Beginning of Obadiah (Vulg., Abdias).
Grotesque or monkey, hooded is seated on bench against blue patterned background within initial A decorated with short extension at beginning of Obadiah, Argument.

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