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France, ca. 1511
MS M. 8 fol. 252v

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Psalm 114 (Vulg., 113). King, crowned, arms raised, wearing gold armor, is astride bridled horse in red water. He is surrounded by soldiers floating in the water, one clinging to horse. Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including holly, daisy and bladder cherry, and inhabited by two wild men, one, wearing tunic, raising spear with both hands, the other carrying spear (?) with both hands. Text is beginning of Psalm 114 (Vulg., 113), in Vespers for Sunday.

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