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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 163r

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David: as Musician -- In upper register of initial, David, crowned, is seated on bench playing harp.
David: beheading Goliath -- David holds sword to head of Goliath, reclining on ground.
Scenes on gold background within initial B decorated with animal head or mask, and with foliate and geometric ornament. Inhabited by monkey (?) holding object at left between upper and lower loops of initial.
Beginning of Psalm 1 (Vulg., 1)

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