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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 276r

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Two fish on pink background within initial I decorated with foliate ornament at beginning of Jonah, Prologue.
1) Above, bust of Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, raises right hand in two finger gesture and in right hand holds cross inscribed tripartite globe extended in left hand.
2) Jonah: cast up -- Jonah, nude, grasps tree beside building as he steps from mouth of whale.
Figure of Christ on pink and scene on blue patterned backgrounds within initial E decorated with extension containing foliate ornament.
Beginning of Jonah.

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