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Italy, Padua, ca. 1287-1300
MS M.436 fol. 204v

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David: as Musician -- David, crowned, playing psaltery, is seated on cushioned bench. He is flanked by two male musicians playing tambourine and pipe and tabor.
Scene within initial E decorated with foliate ornament and with foliate extender.
Gold balls, and vine decorated with balls and foliate ornament terminating with head of fish.
Beginning of Psalm 81 (Vulg., 80)

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