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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 42v

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Five decorated initials, P enclosing dragon, D enclosing animal head, E, and initial D of Collect, Deus qui ecclesiam tuam preciosi sanguinis domini, and B of Benediction.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man.
Margin, left, inhabited by crowned hybrid bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid woman of head and animal legs, wearing snood with fillet, and nude hybrid man of head and legs, exposing hindquarters (hybrid couple).
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid stag on pole (?).
Line endings decorated.

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