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Piccolomini breviary
Italy, Lombardy, ca. 1475
MS M.799 fol. 5v

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David, crowned, within initial D. In medallion at top of left margin, bust of prophet with illegible scroll; at bottom of left margin, man wearing cap, looking upward within medallion. Band in left margin connecting the medallions decorated with floreate ornament and inhabited by three-quarter figure of man with two faces playing rebec (?). Text beginning Psalm 116 (Vulg. 114) in Psalter of Breviary. Pen-flourished initials.

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