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Arundel 91 f. 218v Historiated initial
Historiated initial
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Description: Historiated initial 'T'(empo) made up of a man with outstretched arms holding two harps and blowing on a recorder, with a man playing a viol below, at the beginning of the passion of Claudius, Nicostratus, Symphorian, Castorius, and Simplicius, who were martyred under Emperor Diocletian in the late 3rd or early 4th century. 
Origin: England, S. E. (Canterbury) 


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