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Harley 603 ff. 8v-9 Psalms 16 and 17
Psalms 16 and 17
Description: Pen drawings illustrating Psalm 16: the Psalmist standing on a furnace, holding up scales to the Lord, surrounded by enemies and the children of enemies feasting, and lions beneath, one in a cave; Psalm 17: the Lord in a mandorla with the winds and two cherubim (centre), the Psalmist trampling on the enemy beneath, with a lighted lamp and channels of water on either side; a walled enclosure with a tabernacle containing an altar and a hanging lamp and soldiers outside (left) and deer on a hillside (right) with figures in a fiery pit containing the head of death beneath. 
Origin: England, S. E. (Canterbury), Christ Church Cathedral Priory 


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