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Psalm: 11
Iconography: Below, the psalmist asks for help, pointing to the sinner: Save me Lord. Christ destroys the flattering lips and boastful tongue with a tau crozier. Destroy lord all deceitful lips: and the boastful tongue. At the same time he offers a gesture of safety to the godly oppressed man: I will arise says the lord. I will set him in salvation
Art: Under drawing shows the psalmist's finger originally pointed the other way, towards Christ. A tighter arc was also drawn within the lower bow of the S. Above, a third man stood behind the poor saved person. There are some ambiguous designs under the left side of Christ's cloak which appear more complex than a wavy hem.
Thread stitch: yes, with red threads
Historical Relevance:
Quire: Last page of original bifolios in quire 6

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