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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 31r

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Psalm 025 (Vulg., 024) -- Initial A of Ad decorated with ascender extending across left, upper, and right margins, terminating in bust of soldier, helmeted, with right hand raising sword and with left hand holding ball (or shield?); in left, lower, and right margins, the initial’s descender terminating in hybrid crane, with ball held in its beak. Initial A and marginal illustrations of Psalm 25.

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