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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 46v

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Five initials, E and S enclosing animal heads, E, B and P decorated with ornament, the initial P at beginning of Chapter, Probet autem seipsum homo et sic de pane illo edat, in None of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by rabbit running.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid man with long neck and body of snail.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man with rake playing psaltery (Scene, Burlesque: playing musical instrument).
Margin, right, inhabited by monkey holding open book, seated on chair (Scene, Burlesque: reading; adjacent to Chapter).
Line endings decorated.

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