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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 403v

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Man, standing, raising right hand and holding scroll with left hand in initial I.
Apostle, Paul: Letter to Timothy -- Paul, nimbed, right hand holding book also held by left hand of cleric, possibly deacon, tonsured.
Scene within initial P, inhabited by man in descender, and decorated with foliate ornament and foliate extenders.
Gold balls, escutcheon, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating in two foliate medallions enclosing lion pierced by spear held by man, also holding shield in second medallion.
Beginning of II Timothy, Argument and II Timothy.

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