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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 244r

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Psalm 098 (Vulg., 097). Of four men wearing hats, one is seated on bench, playing portative organ; another man indicates with right hand, music held with both hands of third man. Fourth man barely visible. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including campanula, strawberry, and grape, and inhabited by bird and by hybrid man wearing hood with ears, raising comb with right paw, looking toward tail, grasping it with left paw (Scene, Burlesque). Text is beginning of Psalm 98 (Vulg., 97), in Matins for Saturday.

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