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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 238r

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Psalm 081 (Vulg., 080). Of three men wearing hats, one is only partially visible; the second holds drum (?); and the foremost plays pipe and tabor. He looks toward David, crowned, wearing knotted sash, with joined hands, standing next to harp on ground. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including bladder cherry, strawberry, grapes, daisy, and rose, and inhabited by hybrid man holding crozier and fantastic animal wearing garment. Text is beginning of Psalm 81 (Vulg., 80), in Matins for Friday.

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