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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 349r

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Hybrid man on blue patterned background in initial P with short foliate extension.
Apostle, Paul: Letter to Philippians -- Bust of God, nimbed, left hand raised emerges from cloud, above Paul, nimbed, head turned back, seated on throne, holding pen in right hand and knife in left hand, both resting on book open on lectern.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial P decorated with marginal extension containing foliate ornament and fantastic animal.
Beginning of Philippians.

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