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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 36r

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Moses: communicating with God -- Moses, hands raised, stands looking up toward bust of Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, right hand raising in blessing, emerging from arc of Heaven. Building is at right.
Scene within initial U decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender.
Margin, left:
Long-necked man emerging from foliate bar extending to lower margin, with attached medallion enclosing animal.
Beginning of Leviticus.

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