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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 346r

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Psalm 006 (Vulg., 006).
1) David: in Prayer -- In initial D decorated with geometric ornament and foliate ornament, the crowned David, partly nude, stands with his joined hands raised in prayer in profile, in the pit of a mound surrounded by trees and plants.
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with interlace and foliage, enclosing five French heraldic shields, including Moreuil (three), and inhabited by a monkey (?) astride cat, jousting (?) with a fox, holding a decorated a shield, astride a cock, a hybrid animal, a nude man with a cloth pursuing butterfly, a hybrid bird, and a bird.

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