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Lansdowne 420 f. 12v Beatus page
Beatus page
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. 
Origin: England, S. E. (London?) 


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