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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 127v

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Psalm 109 (Vulg., 108) -- Initial D of Deus enclosing head of woman, veiled with wimple, against gold background; the initial’s ascender and descender extending across left, upper, and lower margins partly formed by dragon-like hybrid animals, one biting the initial, one, long-eared, biting frame, and terminating in head of man (upper). Initial D and marginal illustrations of Psalm 109.

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