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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 195v

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David, crowned, indicating left eye with left index finger, is seated on cushioned bench.
Scene within initial D decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament inhabited by man evolving from foliage, indicating the initial terminating in foliate medallion enclosing fantastic animal.
Beginning of Psalm 25 (Vulg. 26)

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