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

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Lion on pink patterned background within initial C.
Apostle, Paul: Letter to Colossians -- Paul, pearled nimbus, holding upturned sword in right hand and with left hand draped, stands beside messenger, gesturing with right hand, holding staff in left hand, with his hat suspended by cord at left shoulder, and with small bag at waist.
Scene on blue patterned background within initial P decorated with short extension containing foliate ornament and with long descender supported at bottom by male figure, nude, wearing pointed hat, who is crawling on ground.
Beginning of Colossians.

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