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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 24r

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Initial O of Prayer, Omnipotens deus mei misericordiam peto coram te et coram sanctis tuis de uniuersis peccatis meis, enclosing bust of soldier wearing chain mail.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and ball.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man at left, and by five rabbits, four running, one seated, pursued by two dogs leaping, and another dog biting one of two spears and standing on the other.
Margin, right, inhabited by hunter blowing horn, beside running dog (Scene, Sports and Games: Hunting).

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