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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 57v

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Four initials, L of Hymn, Ligatus es ut solueres mundi, enclosing foliage, T enclosing animal head, D of Psalm 3:1 (Vulg., 3:2) Domine quid multiplicati sunt, enclosing rabbit, and M, in Matins of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by bird in nest.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid animal with tail entwined around long beak (like a sword) of hybrid bird.
Line endings decorated.

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