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Harley 603 ff. 30v-31 Psalms 55 and 56
Psalms 55 and 56
Description: Pen drawings illustrating Psalm 55: the bearded head of Death; the Psalmist attacked by enemies but helped by the Lord with a bannered cross-staff; Psalm 56: the Lord attended by eleven men (above), while angels attack his enemies and the Psalmist is saved by an angel from falling into a pit; a lion and lioness are on either side of him. 
Origin: England, S. E. (Canterbury), Christ Church Cathedral Priory 


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