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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 81r

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Psalm 073 (Vulg., 072) -- Initial Q of Quam enclosing head of veiled woman against gold background; the initial’s ascender extending across upper margin partly formed by dragon-like hybrid animal and terminating in foliage; the descender extending across left and lower margins, terminating in head of bearded man, wearing cap, above which is perched hybrid deer, with long neck, and two-legged body. Initial Q and marginal illustrations of Psalm 73.

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