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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 105r

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Psalm 081 (Vulg., 080) -- 1) In initial E decorated with geometric and foliate ornament and with patterned spandrels, the crowned David sits on a bench, striking cymbalum (five bells) with two hammers.
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with interlace and foliage, enclosing heads of a man wearing a hat and a woman wearing a snood, and inhabited by a hybrid man with two bodies, wearing a dunce hat, two hybrid animals, and two birds.

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