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England, possibly London, late 13th century
MS M.102 fol. 84r

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Psalm 081 (Vulg., 080).
1) Initial E:
David: as Musician -- David, crowned, sits on bench, beside harp, and strikes cymbala (five bells) with two hammers. Tower and curtain draped over rod in background.
Scene with gold background, within initial E decorated with geometric ornament, foliage, and animal heads, and with diapered spandrels.
2) Pen-drawn line endings:
Hybrid man with tail and two animal legs, and abstract penwork.

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