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Italy, second half of 11th century
MS G.62 fol. 22r

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Psalm 008 (Vulg., 008).
In upper border of frame decorated with foliate ornament is Lamb of God, cross-nimbed, standing before draped throne. In corners of frame, within medallions, are winged symbols of four evangelists, nimbed, each holding closed book.
In left and side borders of frame, within medallions, are two evangelists or prophets, nimbed, each holding scroll.
In lower border of frame, within medallion, is veiled Virgin Mary, nimbed, orant. Dove of Holy Ghost, cross-nimbed, wings spread, is above her head.
Frame encloses initial D and letters NE, decorated with foliate ornament outlined in red on gold ground.

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