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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 90v

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, A enclosing animal, S enclosing fish, B, B, F of Psalm 119:76 (Vulg., 118:76), Fiat misericordia tua ut consoletur me, enclosing mitered head of bishop, and U enclosing hind legs of animal.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by animal head on foliate stem, and by head of hybrid bird with long beak and rabbit’s ears.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid rabbit with body of foliate stem.
Line endings decorated.

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