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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 12r

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Psalm 006 (Vulg., 006) -- Initial D of Domine enclosing hybrid animal, wearing tunic, against gold background; the initial’s ascender terminating in upper right margin in bust of bald man, drinking from cup held with right hand and with left hand holding jug; the descender extending to lower right margin and perched on by hybrid soldier, helmeted, with body of two-legged beast, and at lower right, hybrid bird with beast-like body, bending over and looking through its legs. Initial D and marginal illustrations of Psalm 6.

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