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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 84r

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Five decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, N enclosing hybrid animal, R, D enclosing hybrid man, D enclosing hybrid animal, and E enclosing two fishes.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man with body of dog, and hybrid stork with rabbit’s ears.
Margin, lower, inhabited by snail, wielding spear in its jaws, and by bust of tonsured cleric with spear aimed at the snail (Scene, Burlesque: Fighting).
Margin, right, inhabited by butterfly.
Line endings decorated.

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