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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.75 fol. 42v

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Psalm 081 (Vulg., 080):
David: as Musician -- David, crowned, seated on bench, plays three bells with hammer in each hand. Gittern with animal head sits on ground beside him.
Scene against patterned background in barbed quatrefoil.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hybrid animal faces hybrid musician playing gittern with animal head.
In margins, foliate extensions inhabited by birds.

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