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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 40r

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Four decorated initials, including N of Chapter Versicle, Non moises dedit uobis panem de celo sed pater meus, enclosing bust of man, M of Collect, Memento quesumus domine gregis tue quem effusione proprii sanguinis tui redemisti, and D enclosing animal head.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man holding axe (?).
Margin, left, inhabited by rabbit on hind legs (visible in microfilm, not in phot.).
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid bearded man approaching winged hybrid snail.
Margin, right, inhabited by monkey climbing spear (Burlesque, Acrobatic).
Line endings decorated.

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