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France, perhaps Metz, 1370-1380
MS M.88 fol. 71r

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Psalm 069 (Vulg., 068):
David, crowned, nude, kneels in water with hands raised to head of Christ-Logos, crossed nimbus, in red arc of heaven; fishes in water.
Scene on red background decorated in gold within foliate initial S.
Right margin:
Two birds.
Lower margin (bas-de-page):
Bleeding ass caught on picket fence around small enclosure. Scroll inscribed QUI PLUS COUVOITE QUI NE DOIT, SA COUVOITISE LE DESOIT, possibly a proverb.

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