Tobit

f. 177 This page has two initials, one for the Book of Tobit and the other for the Prologue to the Book of Tobit, beginning with the namesChromatio et Heliodoro. In the C initial is a man in a pointed hood mooning a trumpeting man and turning his head back, pointing at him.

Tobit

 

In the initial T for the Book of Tobit, a black swallow perches on Tobias' pillow as he lies in his curtained bed; another bird flying off has been erased.  This illustrates the blinding of Tobit caused by a swallow's droppings in his eye, and is the common illustration for this apocryphal book of the Old Testament.

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