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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 314v

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Amos: as Shepherd -- Amos, seated, raising left hand, extends rod held in right hand to touch one of five (?) sheep with ram; tree is in center.
Scene within initial U decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament, surmounted by hybrid bird with human body holding scimitar, and terminating in foliate medallion.
Beginning of Amos.

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