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England, possibly London, late 13th century
MS M.102 fol. 53v

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Psalm 053 (Vulg., 052).
1) Initial D:
Male fool wears tunic with fluttering mantle, holding bauble in his right hand and raising round loaf in his left hand to his mouth.
Scene within initial D decorated with geometric and foliate ornament and with diapered background and spandrels.
2) Painted and pen-drawn line endings:
Winged hybrid man with two animal legs, eel, and abstract penwork.

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