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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 92v

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, P enclosing hybrid animal, F of Psalm 119:173 (Vulg., 118:173), Fiat manus tua ut saluet me, enclosing head of hooded man, C of Psalm 119:174 (Vulg., 118:174), enclosing head of veiled woman, U enclosing animal, E, and M.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, illustrated with tree, and inhabited by hen squatting.
Margin, left, inhabited by monkey swinging from horizontal bar (Scene, Burlesque: Acrobatic).
Margin, lower, inhabited by rabbit pursuing dog .
Line endings decorated.

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