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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 39v

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Psalm 033 (Vulg., 032) -- Initial E of Exultate enclosing dragon-like hybrid animal; the initial’s ascender and descender partly formed by hybrid man with hooves perched on frame of initial and terminating across upper margin in head of man; and below, partly formed by long-eared, dragon-like hybrid animal and on which walks hybrid bird with ball in beak and head of hooded man issuing from hindquarters. Initial E and marginal illustrations of Psalm 33.

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