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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 95r

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, G, E enclosing hybrid animal, S, E, F of Psalm 122:7 (Vulg., 121:7), Fiat pax in uirtute tua, enclosing head of hooded man, and M enclosing two fishes.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid snail with tusks.
Margin, lower, inhabited by half figure of tonsured cleric holding shears, and by hybrid animal with long neck twisted between human legs.
Margin, right, inhabited by two birds.
Line endings decorated.

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