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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 26v

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Psalm 020 (Vulg., 019) -- Initial E of Exaudiat enclosing hybrid serpent-like animal; ascender formed by dragon-like hybrid animal extending across left and upper margins terminating in foliage; in left margin, the initial’s descender formed by bust of man with left hand raised to frame and with right hand lowering stone in sling, all terminating in head of hybrid man, wearing hood, with beaked lips, the whole perched on by long-eared, two-legged hybrid animal. Initial E and marginal illustrations of Psalm 20.

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