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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 70v

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Judah: appointed -- Judah, wearing chain mail, holding upturned sword in right hand and long shield in left hand, stands looking toward bust of Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, emerging from cloud at upper right, His right hand raised.
Scene on blue patterned background within initial P decorated with marginal extensions containing foliate ornament, fantastic animal and hybrid man with human head, crowned.
Beginning of Judges.

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