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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 134r

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Psalm 118 (Vulg., 117) -- Initial C of Confitemini enclosing head of man against gold background; the initial’s ascender extending across left, upper, and right margins partly formed by serpent-like hybrid animal and terminating in head of hybrid man, wearing winged headgear; the descender extending across left, lower, and right margins partly formed by hybrid serpent-like animal terminating in bust of hybrid musician, with both hands holding harp. Initial C and marginal illustrations of Psalm 118.

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