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France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1245-1250
MS M.269 fol. 190v

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Within initial B:
Psalm 001 (Vulg., 001)
1) David: as Musician -- David, crowned, is seated cross-legged on bench playing harp with both hands.
2) David: beheading Goliath -- Below, David, holding sword with both hands at head of Goliath, stands on Goliath as he falls to, or reclines on, ground.
Scenes against gold background within initial decorated with foliate ornament.

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