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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 188r

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Within margin enclosed by thin red frame are foliate ornament; two birds; fantastic bird with long neck and head bent to its back; and man, wearing tall pointed hat, holding club in right and small shield (?) in left hand, standing on tongue of fantastic two-legged animal.
Ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.
Text is part of OT, Psalm 138 (Vulg. 137).

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