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Lot 30507655199

2 John. Animal initial with a bear and a griffon, from a monumental illuminated manuscript Bible, in Latin on parchment [France, last decades of the twelfth century]

By MSS] Illuminated initial 'S' Large cutting, with a historiated initial 'S' (opening 'Senior delecte domine' Â the opening of 2 John from the N.T.) formed of blue and light brown acanthus leaves with scalloping white penwork, the upper compartment with a green-headed bear creature with an orange body biting the initial at his feet, the lower... more