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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 20r

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Psalm 016 (Vulg., 015) -- Initial C of Conserua enclosing hybrid serpent-like animal; the initial’s ascender and descender formed by dragon-like hybrid animals, biting the stave, extending across upper and right margins terminating in bust of man, lowering hands toward hybrid two-legged beast, biting ball; in lower and right margin, terminating in soldier, helmeted, with both hands raising spear, the whole perched on by winged dragon-like hybrid animal. Initial C and marginal illustrations of Psalm 16.

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