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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 153r

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Psalm 133 (Vulg., 132) -- Initial E of Ecce enclosing serpent-like hybrid animal 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 head of man wearing winged headgear; the descender extending across lower and right margins and on which perches dog-like animal standing on hindlegs. Initial E and marginal illustrations of Psalm 133.

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