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

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Four decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, N enclosing hybrid man, R enclosing profile head of man, T enclosing animal head, and Q enclosing hybrid animal.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid animal, swallowing rabbit, pursued by dog whose body is split asunder by corkscrew ornament (Scene, Burlesque: Hunting).
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid woman, wearing snood with fillet, with bat’s wing.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man, armless, with long neck and legs.
Line endings decorated.

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