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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 29r

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Decorated initial P of Pater noster, et ne nos inducas, enclosing head of tonsured monk.
Four decorated initials N enclosing hybrid animal, G, C enclosing bird, M, and L.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man of one animal leg, beside comb or carder (suggesting Instrument, Torture).
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid rabbit.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man, bearded, wearing snood with fillet, stepping on detached limb of arm holding comb or carder, and monkey holding two combs or carders (suggesting Instrument, Torture).
Line endings decorated.

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