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

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Decorated initial D of Prayer to the Son, Domine ihesu christe fili dei uiui qui es uerus splendor et ymago patris, enclosing bust of man.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid bird.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird holding yarn winder in its beak, and veiled hybrid woman holding yarn winder.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid stork holding yarn winder in its beak.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid woman holding spindle and yarn winder.
Line ending decorated.

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