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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 319v

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Bust of man with long neck within initial N decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender.
Nahum: prophesying at Nineveh -- Nahum, raising right hand, and extending left hand before city gate with two towers, falling.
Scene within initial O decorated with foliate ornament.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament surmounted by man wearing helmet and holding winged fantastic animal, terminating in foliate medallion enclosing animal, possibly ram.
Beginning of Nahum, Prologue I and Nahum.

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