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France, ca. 1260
MS M.110 fol. 65r

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Initial Q:
Psalm 052 (Hebraic, 052).
Doeg the Edomite, wearing mail, holds spear in right hand and shield, decorated with rosette, in left hand. He stands beside Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in blessing-like gesture, and holds book in left hand.
Figures on partial gold background within initial Q decorated with foliate ornament, tail of Q forming marginal extender.
Initial D:
Psalm 053 (Hebraic, 053).
Fool, wearing tunic, carries club over right shoulder and raises loaf, held in left hand, to mouth. He stands beside David, crowned, holding book in draped right hand and pointing to fool with left hand.
Figures within double arches within decorated initial D, stem forming marginal extender. David appears on partial gold background.

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