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France, Amiens, between 1280 and 1299
MS M.729 fol. 123r

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Psalm 098 (Vulg., 097) -- 1) In initial C decorated with geometric and foliate ornament and with patterned background, three tonsured clerics chant; the foremost holds an open book with notation and pseudo-inscriptions on a lectern decorated with Gothic lancets.
2) Margins - Rectilinear bars decorated with interlace and foliage, enclosing heads of three men wearing hats, and a dog, and inhabited by three birds, a hybrid animal, three hybrid men, and a stork with pellets in beak.

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