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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 71r

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Four initials, F, D enclosing hybrid animal, D enclosing cross with trefoil terminals, at beginning of Collect, Domine ihesu christe qui pro nobis moriens in cruce, and B, 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 with wavy beak.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man of head between animal legs, on stick.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid woman, wearing snood with fillet, holding sword and buckler, struck with stick (?) by hybrid man, wearing cap, with bat’s wings flying above (Scene, Burlesque: Fighting).
Line endings decorated.

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