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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 37r

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Six decorated initials of verses 74-79 of Canticle of Zacharias, including U enclosing hybrid man, E enclosing two fishes, and A and P enclosing creatures.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid animal with tusk, and hybrid stork.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid bird with two beaks, and hybrid animal with beak.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man, wearing cap, with hoofed legs, and hybrid bird with two beaks and tail, wearing shawl on head (hybrid cleric ?).
Line endings decorated.

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