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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 38v

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Four decorated initials, including initial P of Hymn, Panus angelicus fit panis hominum dat, and initial E of Psalm 20:1 (Vulg., 19:2), Exaudiat te dominus in die tribulationis.
Margins decorated with foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid snail with beak.
Margin, left, inhabited by two hybrid animals.
Margin, lower, inhabited by head of man, hybrid animal standing on tripartite globe, and fish.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid animal with antlers of stag.

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