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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 10r

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Four decorated initials, Q enclosing head of man with tongue protruding, Q enclosing animal head, U enclosing head of man, and A of Chapter, Apparuerunt apostolis dispertite lingue tamque, in Prime of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid tonsured cleric pointing with right forefinger, and hybrid animal of head between two legs.
Margin, left, inhabited by butterfly.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid serpent with long beak, and bird flying.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man amid foliage, and hybrid stork mounted on hybrid horse.
Line endings decorated.

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