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France, Paris, 1228-1234
MS M.153 fol. 26r

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Psalm 001 (Vulg., 001):
1) David: as Musician -- David, crowned, sits on bench playing harp; fiddle beside him.
2) David: beheading Goliath -- David, holding sword in both hands, cuts off head of Goliath, kneeling in chain mail.
Scenes against gold background in foliate initial B.
In left margin, fantastic animal bites tendril of initial B.
In line ending, dog chases rabbit.
In right margin and lower margin (bas-de-page), decorative penwork.

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