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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 70v

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Six initials, I, G enclosing animal head, C enclosing head of youth, D enclosing head of hooded, bearded male figure, at beginning of Chapter, Dilectus meus candidus, U enclosing head of vieled woman, and I, in None of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid animal head with long beak.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid animal with lit taper.
Margin, right, inhabited by snail on top of ladder.
Line endings decorated.

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