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Psalm: 68
Iconography: Christ sits with adoring angels on either side, rescuing the psalmist by his hair. The psalmist, drowning in a swirl of water, is stuck in the mud by his feet. He cries out, and water pours from his throat. With one hand he implores Christ, and with the other he points to the torrent of water. Save me god: because waters are entered even into my soul. I stick fast in the mud of the depth: and there is no sure means. I am come into the depth of the sea: and a tempest has overwhelmed me. I have laboured crying my throat is made hoarse. There are seven fish in the sea, perhaps representing the seven deadly sins.
Art: The psalmists' feet are unpainted, presumably because they are stuck in the mud. Under the two right fish there is the drawing of another creature with an open mouth. The line beneath the S has been partly erased and rewritten. Large initial and mulit coloured letters indicate a liturgical division in psalms.
Thread stitch: yes
Historical Relevance:
Quire: 12


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