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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 10r

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Psalm 003 (Vulg., 003) -- Initial D of Domine enclosing hybrid animal, against gold background; the initial’s ascender extending across upper margin terminating in bust of man, with right hand holding ball and with left hand raised; and descender extending across lower and right margin terminating in woman, wearing snood, with left hand holding distaff and with right hand holding thread (suggesting Scene, Occupational: Spinning). Initial D and marginal illustrations of Psalm 3.

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