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England, probably London or Canterbury, 1310-1320
MS G.53 fol. 115v

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Psalm 120 (Vulg., 119):
David: in Prayer -- David, crowned, hands raised in prayer, kneels before Christ-Logos, crossed decorated nimbus, globe in left hand, right hand raised, seated on bench.
Scene against patterned gold background within foliate initial A.
In left margin, Richard of Canterbury, wearing Benedictine habit, kneels on foliate extension, hands joined in prayer, and looks toward initial. Above him name inscribed RICARDVS DE CANTVARIA.
In upper margin, hybrid dragon, with foliate tail extending into right margin, eats foliate ornament.

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