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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 46v

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Psalm 040 (Vulg., 039) -- Initial E of Expectans enclosing dragon-like hybrid animal against gold background; the initial’s ascender extending across upper margin partly formed by dragon-like hybrid animal and terminating in head of hybrid animal; descender extending across lower and right margins terminating in bust of soldier, wearing helmet and mail, with left hand extending bow and with right hand drawn. Initial E and marginal illustrations of Psalm 40.

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