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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 43v

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Initial P of Hymn verse 2, Post Agnum, enclosing head of veiled woman and initial T o Hymn verse 3, Te trina deitas, enclosing animal head.
Initial I decorated with foliate ornament at beginning of Psalm 43:1 (Vulg., 42:1), Iudica me deus et discerne causam meam.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate and rectilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man with animal legs, wearing hat.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid bird with human legs, and two hybrid men, one with animal legs, the other with body of dog.
Margin, right, inhabited by armless hybrid man of head, wearing clerical, vair-lined shawl, and legs.
Line endings decorated.

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