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Belgium, Liège, ca. 1280s
MS M.183 fol. 234v

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Initial D:
Psalm 119:081 (Vulg., 118:081).
Christ: bearing Cross -- Veiled Holy Woman clasps her hands behind Virgin Mary, veiled, supporting arm of cross borne on right shoulder of Christ, cross-nimbed, looking back at her, flanked by two men pushing Him, one raising club, and the other, wearing pointed cap, leading Him by rope around His waist and holding hammer.
Scene beneath double trefoil arches, within initial D decorated with foliate extensions, and ball. Placed erroneously in psalm initial instead of first versicle initial, Deus in adiutorium, for Sext.
In left margin, scrolling tendrils enclose dog as musician striking drum with stick and male musician blowing trumpet.

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