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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 85v

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Four decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, H enclosing hybrid animal, E, E, and I.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by skull wearing headshawl of high priest, and by head of nun, wearing black veil with white wimple, and with joined hands raised.
Margin, left, inhabited by butterfly ringing bell (Scene, Burlesque: Ringing Bell).
Margin, lower, inhabited by two hybrid men, one hooded.
Line endings decorated.

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