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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 19r

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Psalm 014 (Vulg., 013) -- Initial D of Dixit enclosing head of tonsured cleric; the initial descender, extending into left and lower margin, formed by dragon-like hybrid animal, biting the stave; the whole terminating in right margin in hybrid woman with body of winged dragon-like beast, wearing berbette over snood, supported on bust and shoulders of hybrid man, possibly fool, wearing hood, biting ball. Initial D and marginal illustrations of Psalm 14.

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