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Cuerden psalter
England, Oxford, ca. 1270
MS M.756 fol. 39v

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Psalm 026:01 (Vulg., 025:01) -- Beneath arch, Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, stands with left hand raised and with right hand grasps left arm of half nude female figure, seated on draped bed with pillow ("infirmabor" of verse 1).
Scene against gold background, above winged hybrid man wearing pointed hood with spiralling tail of foliage against blue background, all within initial I decorated with foliate volutes.

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