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Cuerden psalter
England, Oxford, ca. 1270
MS M.756 fol. 60r

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Psalm 039:01 (Vulg., 038:02) -- David, crowned, twice represented, once kneels with right hand raised and with left hand pointed toward face, before Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised and book in left hand, seated on bench, and again David as musician plays harp, seated with legs crossed on bench.
Scene against gold background within decorated initial D.
In upper margin, winged hybrid man, wearing hood, with animal body, as terminal of horizontal bar, adjoined to vertical bar, interspersed with rings and balls, and quatrefoil at center, and terminated with foliage, in right margin.

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