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England, probably London or Canterbury, 1310-1320
MS G.53 fol. 73v

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Psalm 081 (Vulg., 080):
David: as Musician -- David, crowned, seated with legs crossed on cushioned bench, strikes cymbala of six bells with two hammers.
Scene against diapered background within initial E decorated with interlace.
In left margin, foliate ornament encloses two lozenges with head of woman wearing headdress and snood, and animal mask. Hybrid animal of gryllus type perches at top of foliate extension.
In right margin, hybrid animal of gryllus type stands on foliate bar extending across lower margin (bas-de-page).

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