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Cuerden psalter
England, Oxford, ca. 1270
MS M.756 fol. 146r

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Psalm 098:01 (Vulg., 097:01); Scene, Liturgical: Chanting -- Head of Christ, cross-nimbed, emerges from cloud above two tonsured clerics, the foremost upholding open book with pseudo-inscriptions, and mitered bishop; man, wearing tunic, holds small dragon, looks toward them at left, and steps toward right.
Scene against gold background, within decorated initial C.
In left and upper margins, rectilinear bars adjoined by fantastic animal.

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