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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 388r

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Half figure of Paul, nimbed, holding sword with right hand and raising left hand within initial C.
Apostle, Paul: Letter I to Corinthians -- Paul, nimbed, seated on cushioned bench, raising right hand, holds scroll with left hand; man standing before him holds the scroll with both hands.
Scene within initial P decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in foliate medallion enclosing deer.
Beginning of I Corinthians, Prologue II and I Corinthians.

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