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Belgium, Liège, ca. 1280s
MS M.183 fol. 47v

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Initial I:
Psalm 035 (Vulg., 034) -- Nimbed female saint, wearing Franciscan (?) nun's habit, possibly Clara of Assisi, stands with palm in right hand and book with two straps in left hand.
Figure beneath trefoil arch of gable niche within initial I decorated with fantastic animal and marginal foliate extensions.

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