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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 54v

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Psalm 047 (Vulg., 046) -- Initial O of Omnes enclosing head of woman, veiled and crowned, against gold background; marginal extensions exending across left and lower margins, partly formed by bust of soldier, helmeted and wearing mail, with right hand raising sword and with left hand grasping hair of severed head (beheading), the whole terminating in head of deer. Initial O and marginal illustrations of Psalm 47.

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