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France, Amiens, 1297-1310
MS M.796 fol. 35r

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Psalm 039 (Vulg., 038):
David, crowned, kneeling on right knee, right hand pointing to mouth, left hand holding lily, looks up to head of Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, emerging from arc of heaven (cloud).
Scene against patterned background within initial D decorated with foliate and interlace ornament.
In upper margin along foliate extension, animal, possibly yale, and lion.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), three birds and owl sit on foliate bar.

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