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Burney 275 f. 390v Astronomy
Astronomy
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Description: Historiated initial 'Q'(uidam) with students receiving instruction from a woman who gestures at the stars (perhaps the personification of Astronomy); a puzzle initial, and on the lower bar border, different animals holding various astronomical instruments, at the beginning of Ptolemy's Almagest in the translation of Gerard of Cremona. 
Origin: France, Central (Paris) 


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