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Harley 603 ff. 2v-3 Psalms 3, 4 and 5
Psalms 3, 4 and 5
Description: Pen drawings illustrating Psalm 3, (upper image): the Lord on his holy hill blessing the Psalmist lying in bed (centre), an angel breaks the teeth of sinners with his staff (left) and martyrs carry palms (right); Psalm 4 (lower image): the Psalmist standing in a tomb, addressing armed men, raising his hand to the Lord in heaven (left) and people bringing sacrifices of wine and beasts to the temple (right); Psalm 5: The Psalmist entering a sanctuary (left), from which a winged demon is fleeing (centre), and above him an angel placing a wreath on a martyr's head; on the right, demons are prodding the wicked in a pit of fire. 
Origin: England, S. E. (Canterbury), Christ Church Cathedral Priory 


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