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France, Amiens, 1297-1310
MS M.796 fol. 21v

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Psalm 027 (Vulg., 026):
David: anointed -- Samuel, left hand holding vessel of affusion, anoints head of David, crowned, seated on bench, hands joined as in prayer.
Scene against patterned gold background within initial D decorated with foliate and interlace ornament.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), along foliate bar, man with bow shoots arrow at lion.
In left, right, and upper margins, birds sit on foliate extensions, with rabbit and hybrid animal.

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