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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 32v

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Psalm 026 (Vulg., 025) -- Upper marginal extension partly formed by bust of bald man, with right hand raising sword and with left hand grasping neck of hybrid bird, with dragon-like body out of which issues human mask, biting ball, all forming extension in left and lower margins, the whole perched on by pair of embracing hybrid animals, with one head of cleric, wearing miter (lower). Marginal illustrations of end of Psalm 26.

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