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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 11v

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Decorated initial Q of Hymn, Qui paraclitus diceris donum dei altissimi fons uiuis ignis, enclosing head of soldier wearing chain mail.
Decorated initial D of Psalm 54:1 (Vulg., 53:3), Deus in nomine tuo saluum me fac, enclosing bust of woman wearing snood with fillet.
Decorated initial D of Psalm 54:2 (Vulg., 53:4), Deus exaudi orationem meam auribus percipe, enclosing bust of woman (?).
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by crowned hybrid man, and hybrid rabbit with beak.
Margin, left, inhabited by two birds, and hybrid animal with long beak.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid snail with animal head, head of animal, and dog on hind legs.
Margin, right, inhabited by bird surmounting nude man with arms folded behind back.
Line endings decorated.

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