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England, perhaps Oxford, ca. 1265
MS G.42 fol. 78r

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Ruth: gleaning -- Ruth, wearing berbette, gestures with her left hand toward Boaz at left, holding rod over right shoulder with right hand. Both stand behind and indicate crouched figure holding sickle in right hand, cutting sheaves held in left hand.
Scene on pink patterned background within initial I decorated with bird, fantastic animals and foliate ornament.
Beginning of Ruth.

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