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Cuerden psalter
England, Oxford, ca. 1270
MS M.756 fol. 68v

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Psalm 045:01 (Vulg., 044:02) -- One of two standing men raises joined hands and the other raises right hand and with left hand points toward lectern on which King David, crowned, seated with legs crossed on bench, holds knife in left hand, and writes with pen in right hand, on scroll with pseudo-inscriptions (illustration of verse 1, Vulg., 2).
Scene against gold background within initial E decorated with vertical foliate descender.

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