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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 320r

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Evangelist Luke, with pearl nimbus and tonsure, is seated on bench before lectern, holding quill in raised right hand and scraper in left hand resting on open book on lectern.
Figure on blue patterned background within initial F decorated with marginal extensions containing foliate ornament and hybrid man, crowned, playing pipe and tabor.
Beginning of Luke.

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