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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 357r

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Stephen Protomartyr: Stoning -- Saul of Tarsus, or Apostle Paul, possibly nimbed, seated on garment, raises hands toward man holding stone in raised right hand, holding garment with left hand. He is standing behind Stephen, pearled nimbus, tonsured, wearing deacon's vestments, hands joined and raised, kneeling on ground. Above, Hand of God emerges from cloud.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial P decorated with long descender containing animal head, and with short extension containing foliate ornament.
Beginning of Acts of the Apostles.

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