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Italy, probably Taranto, 1350-1400
MS M.200 fol. 443r

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Psalm 053 (Vulg., 052). Nude fool, straddling tree, grasping branch with right hand and indicating upward with left hand, looks toward David, extending right hand, holding scroll with pseudo-inscription in left hand. Figures stand in initial D decorated with foliate ornament. Border of scrolling vine decorated with gold ball, gold leaves and flowers enclosing text.

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