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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 82r

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, A, N enclosing animal, E, P enclosing animal, N of Psalm 36:11 (Vulg., 35:12) enclosing head of veiled woman, and E enclosing animal head.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by animal head with spear in open jaws, and by winged bust of man.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man wearing ailettes, and half figure of soldier, wearing broad helmet, holding sword.
Margin, right, inhabited by head of soldier wearing mail and ailettes.
Line endings decorated.

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