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Cuerden psalter
England, Oxford, ca. 1270
MS M.756 fol. 25v

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Psalm 017 (Vulg., 016).
Vulgate Verse 3:
1) Against gold background in upper part of decorated initial E, man, nearly prostrate, prays with joined hands raised, beneath clouds.
2) Against blue background in lower part of the initial E, nude man with hands raised, stands amid flames (Purgatory?).
Figures within decorated initial E.

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