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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 73v

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Six initials, F enclosing animal, D enclosing hybrid animal, E, S, and S, all of Canticle, Magnificat anima mea dominum, and P enclosing animal head, in Vespers of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man.
Margin, left, hybrid bird wearing high priest’s headshawl, and hybrid man holding vessel.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid bird and nude man bending down, exposing hindquarters to sun.
Line endings decorated.

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