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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 62v

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Three initials, T and D, each enclosing animal head, and D decorated with foliage, at beginning of first Collect, Domine ihesu christe decus angelorum, in Lauds of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid man of winged head and arms.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid animal with long beak.
Margin, right, inhabited by bird.
Line endings decorated.

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