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

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Psalm 053 (Vulg., 052):
David, crowned, seated on cushioned bench, legs crossed, fleur-de-lis scepter in left hand, raises gloved right hand toward fool, half nude, with right hand holding loaf to mouth, left hand holding staff with bladder. Head of Christ-Logos, cross-nimbed, looks down from cloud.
Scene against patterned gold background in foliate initial D.
In lower margin (bas-de-page), hybrid dragon.
In left margin, foliate extension with animal masks.

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