225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 57r
Psalm 050 (Vulg., 049) -- Initial D of Deus enclosing long-necked dog against gold background; the initial’s ascender extending across left, upper, and right margins partly formed by dragon-like hybrid animal biting the initial and terminating in hybrid man as fool, biting ball and with both paws on balls; and descender extending across left, lower, and right margins partly formed by dragon-like hybrid animal with ball in mouth and terminating in long-necked hybrid man as fool, wearing cap, juggling two knives (trimmed). Initial D and marginal illustrations of Psalm 50.
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