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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 144r

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Psalm 119:153 (Vulg., 118:153) -- Initial U of Uide enclosing dragon-like hybrid animal with long neck; the initial’s ascender extending across left, upper, and right margins terminating in head of hybrid crane; the descender extending across left, lower, and right margins partly formed by hybrid dragon-like animal, with long ears and neck, biting frame, with terminal of head of hybrid crane, the whole perched on by hybrid man wearing hood. Initial U and marginal illustrations of Psalm 119:153.

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