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Psalm: 73
Iconography: Christ smites the dragon's head with a hammer. Crushed beneath the beast, an Ethiopian starts to eat it. You have broken the heads of the dragon: you have given him for meat to the peoples of aethiopia. The dragon has only one head where the text refers to several. There is only one head on the equivalent dragon in the Utrecht Psalter (Haney, 2002, 534) Dodwell thought that the single head derived from the words of St Augustine's commentary on the psalm (AP, 231)
Art: A jagged hem is visible beneath Christ's cloak.
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Historical Relevance:
Quire: 13

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