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France, Beauvais or Paris, 1275-1299
MS M.98 fol. 49v

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Psalm 053 (Vulg., 052):
Fool stands, partially nude, with club in right hand and loaf raised to mouth in left hand.
Figure on diapered gold background in initial D decorated with foliage within decorated frame.
In upper margin, hybrid bird eats leaves from foliate extension of initial D. Its tail forms part of foliate bar that spans upper margin and runs down right margin.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hybrid bird about to eat two small, round, gold objects; its tail forms part of foliate bar; bird hovering.
Line-endings with dog, rabbit, and foliate ornament on gold background.

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