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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 105r

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Psalm 091 (Vulg., 090) -- Initial Q of Qui enclosing head of man wearing headband 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, with right hand raising sword and with left hand lowered to head of winged dragon-like hybrid animal, with long neck, biting ball in mouth, as terminal of descender extending across right and lower margins, partly formed by dragon-like hybrid animal, biting frame and standing on ball. Initial Q and marginal illustrations of Psalm 91.

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