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Initial F: The Tree of Jesse
Hildesheim, Germany (Place created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, silver leaf, and ink on parchment
Leaf: 28.2 × 18.9 cm (11 1/8 × 7 7/16 in.)
Incorporated into the shape of the initial Fis the Tree of Jesse. This diagrammatic representation shows Jesus' supposed descent from King David's father Jesse through the
The initial opens the prayers for the Feast of the