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Pauline Epistles, with commentary by Petrus Lombardus
Spain, SahagĂșn, 1181
MS M.939 fol. 181v

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1) Decorated initial P, enclosing goat, standing on hind legs, playing viol. In stem is medallion enclosing rooster (cock). In lower serif is dog or bear.
2) Apostle, Paul: Scene, unidentified -- Apostle Paul and Timothy of Ephesus (?) embrace. Another man witnesses scene. Scene in initial P. Below, two soldiers wearing chain mail, holding spears, one pointing toward the other with right hand, stand before building.

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