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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 12r

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Five decorated verse initials of Psalm 54 (Vulg., 53), E, A, and U, Q and G, enclosing animals.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man with one hoofed leg, hybrid stork, and detached limb of animal leg.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid couple of veiled woman and man with entwined long necks, and hybrid animal with tusk in upper jaw and its human hand pointing.
Margin, right, inhabited by recumbent quadruped and hybrid man wearing hat, with animal legs and cock feathers.
Line endings decorated.

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