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

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Psalm 007 (Vulg., 007) -- Initial D of Domine enclosing hybrid two-legged animal, wearing hood, against gold background; the initial’s ascender extending into upper right margin terminating in head of ass, biting ring; the descender extending into lower right margin terminating in head of crane, holding ball in beak, the whole perched on by monkey, partly kneeling, with right paw raising sword and with left arm raising left leg. Initial D and marginal illustrations of Psalm 7.

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