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Initial S: The Virgin and Child
Northeastern France, France (Place created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment
Leaf: 26.4 x 18.3 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.)
An image of the
A knight in splendid armor kneeling at the bottom of the letter's extender offers a model of piety for the book's reader. The whimsy of the juggling monkey above the letter contrasts with the seriousness of the knight's prayer below.