225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 109r
Psalm 095 (Vulg., 094) -- Initial U of Uenite enclosing serpent-like hybrid animal against gold background; the initial’s ascender extending across left, upper, and right margins terminating in bust of hybrid man, with long neck and winged dragon-like body, biting ball; the descender extending across left, lower, and right margins partly formed by dragon-like hybrid animal biting frame and terminating in head of woman, wearing berbette, biting ball; the whole perched on by hybrid rabbit-like animal as musician, wearing tunic over body of winged beast, playing possibly psaltery (trimmed). Initial U and marginal illustrations of Psalm 95.
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