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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 246r

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Isaiah: Scene, Martyrdom -- Isaiah, nimbed, wearing drawers, is bound to X-shaped cross. He is bleeding from wound resulting from two men sawing him in two, beginning at left shoulder.
Scene within initial U decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament inhabited by head of man looking toward the scene and terminating in foliate medallion enclosing fantastic animal.
Beginning of Isaiah.

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