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MS M.289 fol. 1r
Divina commedia. Florence, Italy, ca. 1330-1337.

Dante: Text, Divina Commedia, Inferno, Canto 01 (Dante as Scribe) -- Dante, wearing cap, holding knife in left hand and with right hand holding pen to open book with pseudo-inscription, sits at lectern, all within decorated initial N.
Margins decorated with foliate vinestem borders, with Alighieri arms (per pale sable and or, a fess argent, surmounted by a crown) at center lower margin.

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Detail - Initial

Detail - Lower Margin