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Belgium, Liège, ca. 1280s
MS M.183 fol. 37v

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Initial I:
Psalm 026 (Vulg., 025) -- Franciscan friar, wearing habit, stands with right hand raised and holds book with two straps in left hand.
Figure beneath trefoil arch with gable surmounted by fleur-de-lis, forming part of initial I enclosing dragon with spiraling foliate tail with human head terminal.
In lower margin, foliate bar formed by hybrid man wearing pointed cap, and decorated with ball.

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