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Italy, probably Palermo, first quarter of the 14th century
MS G.60 fol. 621v

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Apostle, Paul: Letter to Thessalonians -- Paul, nimbed, with right hand on breast and with left hand holding open book on left knee, sits on bench and is flanked by two groups of men, one of whom gestures with open palm, some with index finger, one wearing cap tied under chin, another wearing hat.
Scene against blue background within initial P decorated with foliate extenders.
Beginning of I Thessalonians.

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