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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 18r

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Decorated initial H of Hymn, Ueni creator spiritus mentes tuorum, enclosing bust of man wearing cap.
Four decorated initials, B and S.
Margins with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man with body of squirrel.
Margin, left, inhabited by two birds.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man-snail lifting bowl, before monkey churning butter in churn, and hybrid bird.
Margin, right, inhabited by two monkeys pulling rope attached to bell (Scene, Burlesque: Ringing Bell), one standing on head of stag.
Line endings decorated.

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