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Burney 275 f. 390v Astronomy
Astronomy
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Description: Detail of historiated initial, with a female figure, possibly a personification of astronomy, showing the stars to a group of scholars, who wear versions of fourteenth-century academic dress, at the beginning of Ptolemy's Almagest, translated by Gerard of Cremona. 
Origin: France, Central (Paris) 


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