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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 23v

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Initial D of Prayer of Confession, Domine ihesu christe qui mundum proprio tuo sanguine redemisti custodie me peccatricem cotidie peccantem, enclosing tripartite globe, inscribed AVE.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, left, inhabited by nude man and hybrid rabbit, each holding knife.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man holding knife, and hybrid animal spreading wings.
Margin, right, inhabited by rabbit running down.

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