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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 83v

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, E, M, E, A enclosing animal head, A, and C enclosing head of beardless man.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by bust of soldier wearing mail and ailettes, armed with spear, and hybrid animal with rabbit’s ears and curved beak.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid soldier wearing mail helmet, with looped neck and hoofed legs.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man, with scroll as beard and body of bird.
Line endings decorated.

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