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France, Paris, third quarter of the 13th century
MS M.494 fol. 308r

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Psalm 053 (Vulg., 052).
Fool, holding club in right hand, resting it on right shoulder, and licking loaf held to mouth with left hand, wears loosely draped mantle, and shoes exposing toes. Figure is against background of burnished gold, within initial C.
In margins are fantastic animal and hybrid woman with body of winged animal, wearing snood.

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