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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 202r

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David, crowned, nude, with joined hands raised, kneels on one knee in water.
Scene within initial S decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament inhabited by hybrid man, tonsured, and by cock (rooster).
Beginning of Psalm 69 (Vulg., 68)

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