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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 53v

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Seven initials, D enclosing animal, N of Canticle, Nunc dimittis, decorated with foliage, Q, Q, and L enclosing animals, G and A, both decorated, in Compline of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man of head and animals legs.
Margin, lower, inhabited by two hybrid birds.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid tonsured cleric balancing two basins on sticks (Scene, Burlesque: balancing).
Line endings decorated.

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