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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 79r

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, I, P enclosing hybrid animal, E, M, C enclosing hooded animal (?) head, and A.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by crowned hybrid snail, and human hand grasping spear.
Margin, lower, illustrated with arrow and bow, and inhabited by hybrid animal with beak and tail of human hand.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid soldier wearing mail, armless, between animal legs, and butterfly above.
Line endings decorated.

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