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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 25v

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Psalm 019 (Vulg., 018) -- Initial C of Celi enclosing hybrid serpent-like animal; marginal extensions extending across upper, left, and lower margins, partly formed by hybrid animal, with left hand staying sword and biting raised right hand of hybrid soldier, wearing helmet and mail, with left hand grasping severed head by hair (beheading), all terminating in head of man (lower right). Initial C and marginal illustrations of Psalm 19.

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