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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 200r

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Fool, tonsured, half nude, holding club with right hand and lifting large cup to lips with left hand, is seated on stone (?).
Scene within initial D decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extenders.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament inhabited by hybrid animal with human body and by bird.
Beginning of Psalm 53 (Vulg., 42).

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