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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 76r

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Four decorated initials, M, D enclosing hybrid animal, S decorated with foliage at beginning of Collect, Sacram nobis quesumus domine ihesu xpriste sanctissimi nominis, and B, in Compline of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid animal with tusk, spouting foliage stem.
Margin, left, inhabited by eel.
Margin, lower, inhabited by nude woman straddling foliate stem.
Margin, right, inhabited by bearded man, wearing trousers, with left hand on sword, standing on three-legged stool or table, and by rabbit.
Line endings decorated.

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