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England, probably London or Canterbury, 1310-1320
MS G.53 fol. 47r

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Psalm 052 (Vulg., 051):
David: beheading Goliath -- Head of Goliath, wearing chain mail, fallen on shield decorated with mask face, is severed by David holding sword in both hands. Tree stands in background.
Scene against patterned gold background in foliate initial Q.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hybrid animal bites tail of initial Q.
In left margin, hybrid animal stands on initial Q and bites foliate extension

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