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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 36r

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Psalm 029 (Vulg., 028) -- Initial E of Exaltabo enclosing serpent-like hybrid animal; the initial’s ascender extending across upper and right margins, terminating in head of bearded man; and descender in left, lower, and right margins, partly formed by dragon-like hybrid animal and on which is perched rabbit, playing with basin and stick (?), and hybrid rabbit-like animal, with long neck and tail. Initial E and marginal illustrations of Psalm 29.

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