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. 104r
Psalm 090 (Vulg., 089) -- Initial D of Domine enclosing head of crowned man against gold background; the initial’s ascender extending across left, upper, and right margins partly formed by dragon-like hybrid animal, biting frame, and terminating in bust of man, wearing cap, with long neck, with both hands holding axe; the descender extending across left, lower, and right margins partly formed by bust of hybrid woman, wearing veil, with joined hands raised, and terminating in bust of hybrid man, with right hand raised. Initial D and marginal illustrations of Psalm 90.
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