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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 320v

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Half figure of man with long neck within initial A decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender.
Habakkuk: carried by Angel -- Flying angel, nimbed, holds with right hand tuft of hair of Habakkuk, raising right hand. On his left shoulder Habakkuk carries staff on which is drapery and from which hangs flask. Tree is in background.
Scene within initial O decorated with foliate ornament.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament inhabited by woman arms raised, emerging from foliage.
Beginning of Nahum, Prologue I and Nahum.

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