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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 30v

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Decorated initial D of Lesson 3, Diuinitas enim uerbi replet, enclosing bust of crowned queen.
Decorated initials C, D, and P, enclosing heads of animals.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by crowned hybrid man with foliate tail.
Margin, left, inhabited by crowned hybrid man.
Margin, lower, inhabited by snail attacked by spear wielded by mouth of hybrid animal (Scene, Burlesque: Fighting).
Margin, right, inhabited by hooded hybrid man, armless, exposing hindquarters from which issues hand holding spear (Obscaena).
Line endings decorated.

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