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Cuerden psalter
England, Oxford, ca. 1270
MS M.756 fol. 78r

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Psalm 052:01 (Vulg., 051:03); Saul: Ahimelech slain -- Saul, wearing cap, sits on bench, with raised hands directing Doeg with sword striking neck of Ahimelech issuing blood and collapsing with hands extended.
Scene against gold background, within initial Q with descender formed by fantastic animal and foliage.

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