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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 219r

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Psalm 39 (Vulg., 38). Three men wearing hats, the foremost two with hands in sleeves, stand looking toward David, crowned, wearing knotted sash at waist, raising right hand to mouth, holding harp with left hand. Scene in landscape Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including thistle, grapes, campion, daisy, strawberry, and columbine, and inhabited by wild man playing lute and fantastic bird. Text is beginning of Psalm 39 (Vulg., 38), in Matins for Tuesday.

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