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Lansdowne 420 ff. 12v-13 Beatus page and initial
Beatus page and initial
Description: Full-page illuminated initial 'B'(eatus) with foliate decoration surrounded by roundels of animals playing instruments and an ape on a chain, and in the frame, half-roundels of a king playing a harp and a man with a raised club towards the chained ape, and in roundels in the corners four seated figures, the upper two holding scrolls on the left, and on the facing folio an illuminated initial 'Q'(uare) of Christ blessing at the beginning of Psalms 1 and 2 with a large fish in the lower margin. 
Origin: England, S. E. (London?) 


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