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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 86v

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, E, R enclosing hooded hybrid animal, N of Psalm 71:9 (Vulg., 70:9), Ne proicias me in tempore senectutis, enclosing head of veiled woman, D enclosing hooded animal head, E, and O enclosing hybrid animal.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by detached limbs of two arms, each emerging from sleeve, extending hand toward petalled flower.
Margin, left, inhabited by two arms, emerging from sleeves, with hands touching two of three petalled flowers.
Margin, lower, inhabited by rabbit seated on hind legs, extending paws toward three petalled flowers (picking flower).
Line endings decorated.

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