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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 129v

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Decorated initial Q of QUANT ELE OT SA PRIERE DITE / .I. COLOM DU S’. ESPERITE ...
Margins decorated with foliate stems and balls.
Margaret of Antioch: Scene, Martyrdom -- Margaret, prostrate, beside severed head wearing headdress, to left, hybrid soldier wearing chain mail, and to right, hybrid youth holding sword, all in lower and right margins.
Margaret of Antioch: Scene, Soul borne to Heaven -- Nimbed angel kneeling, holding soul of Margaret with joined hands raised, ascending above cross-nimbed Holy Ghost issuing rays from its beak, descending, in upper right margin.
Hybrid animal with long tail and bird in left margin.

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