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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 397r

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Half figure of man in initial E, decorated with foliate ornamen and head or mask of man.
Apostle, Paul: Letter to Ephesians -- Apostle Paul, holds sword with right hand and with left hand, scroll, also held by monk (?), tonsured.
Scene within initial P decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders inhabited by deacon, tonsured, standing on foliage and holding lighted candle.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in foliate medallion enclosing fish.
Beginning of Ephesians, Prologue and Ephesians.

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