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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 351v

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Apostle: Paul, Letter II to Thessalonians -- Head of angel, nimbed, emerges from cloud behind Paul, pearled nimbus, looking back over his right shoulder, seated on throne, holding quill in right hand and resting scraper in left hand on scroll on lectern.
Scene on blue patterned background within initial P decorated with short extensions containing foliate ornament and long descender with animal head.
Beginning of II Thessalonians.

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