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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 60v

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Three initials of Psalm 11 (Vulg., 10), D enclosing animal, P enclosing hybrid man, and Q enclosing animal, and two initials, G of Gloria patri enclosing animal head, and A of Antiphon enclosing animal, in Lauds of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by seated woman (?) grasping foot of hybrid man wearing hat.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird, possibly peacock, and hybrid animal with beak.
Margin, lower, inhabited by woman, wearing snood, at weaving loom, and hybrid man dancing (Scene, Burlesque: Dancing).
Line endings decorated.

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