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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 374v

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Evangelist John, nimbed, holding open book with both hands, standing in initial I.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament, inhabited by man extending right hand up toward the initial, and terminating in two foliate medallions enclosing bird and bald head with cowl, flanking another head; bird at right medallion.
Beginning of John.

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