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France, Paris, ca. 1250
MS G.31 fol. 169v

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David, crowned, raising right forefinger, resting left hand on left thigh, is seated on bench. Fool, wearing only loincloth, raises loaf to mouth with right hand and indicates David with left hand.
Scene on gold background within initial D decorated with foliate ornament and with fantastic animal terminating in foliage as ascender.
Beginning of Psalm 53 (Vulg., 52)

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