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France, Amiens, 1297-1310
MS M.796 fol. 47r

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Psalm 053 (Vulg., 052):
Fool, half nude, holds club in right hand and raises loaf to mouth with left hand.
Scene against diapered background within initial D decorated with foliate and interlace ornament.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), along foliate bar, archer shoots arrow at running stag and dog chases rabbit.
In upper margin, rabbit, hybrid bishop, and bird sit on foliate extension.

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