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Cuerden psalter
England, Oxford, ca. 1270
MS M.756 fol. 169r

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Psalm 110:01(Vulg., 109:01).
Zone 1:
Trinity: Mercy Seat -- God, cross-nimbed, seated on bench, with hands supports arms of tau-cross to which Christ, cross-nimbed, eyes closed, head inclined, wearing long loin cloth, is affixed with three nails, and dove of Holy Ghost descends toward Him from the figure of God, all flanked by two nimbed angels kneeling, swinging censers, all beneath trefoil arch.
Zone 2:
Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, crowned, with joined hands raised, bends head and turns toward Christ, nimbed, crowned, raising right hand in blessing and holding book in left hand, both seated on throne, beneath multi-foiled arch.
Figures against gold background, within decorated initial D with foliate volutes, surmounted by two hybrid animals with intertwined necks, forming foliate bars in upper margin.

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