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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 321v

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Man wearing cap, raising right hand standing in initial I decorated with foliate extenders.
Three-quarter figure of man raising right hand, looking up, within initial S decorated with foliate extender.
Zephaniah: Prophecy -- Zephaniah, seated on bench, raising right hand and extending left hand, looks toward four men and women, the foremost raising right hand to face. They stand next to crenellated tower. In foreground is stream with fish and two ducks.
Scene within initial U decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament, surmounted by hybrid animal with human body, and terminating in foliate medallion. Bird in upper right margin.
Beginning of Zephaniah Prologue, Prologue II and Zephaniah (Vulg., Sophonias).

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