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  Image of Gallican Psalter  
Gallican Psalter with Canticles
Germany, Augsburg, c. 1520
Nikolaus Bertschi, c. 1480/90-1541/42

Historiated Roundel Surrounded by Animals. A king, possibly Solomon, and his courtiers can be seen in this roundel below Psalm 126. Surrounding the roundel is a group of animals standing behind a fence while mice, a snail, and a lizard scamper on a path in the foreground.

The Library Company of Philadelphia, MS 4, fol. 145v

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