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France, Beauvais or Paris, 1275-1299
MS M.98 fol. 63v

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Psalm 069 (Vulg., 068):
Above, half figure of Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing and tripartite globe in left hand, amid clouds.
Below, half figure of David, crowned, nude, stands in waters and raises hands.
Figures on gold background within initial S decorated with foliate extensions within decorated frame.
In left margin (bas-de-page), hybrid animal, with body of dragon, faces downward and forms part of foliate bar that extends across upper margin and down right margin.
In lower margin, tail of hybrid animal with body of dragon forms part of foliate bar.
Line-endings with fish, fantastic animal, and foliate ornament on gold background.

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