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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 21r

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Decorated initial D of Prayer to God the Father, Domine sancte pater omnipontens et misericors deus, enclosing hybrid animal.
Margins decorated with rectilinear curvilinear and rectilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid stork and distaff.
Margin, lower, inhabited by bird holding distaff in its beak.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid tonsured cleric holding distaff with spindle.
Line ending decorated.

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