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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 73r

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Psalm 068 (Vulg., 067) -- Initial E of Exurgat enclosing hooded hybrid man with serpent-like body against gold background; the initial’s ascender extending across upper and right margins terminating in bust of crowned musician, with right hand raising horn to mouth and with left hand lowering ball; the descender extending across left, lower, and right margins on which is perched long-necked hybrid crane (trimmed). Initial E and marginal illustrations of Psalm 68.

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