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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 48r

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Six initials, L decorated with foliage at beginning of Psalm 147 (Vulg., 147), Lauda iherusalem dominum, four initials of Q enclosing animal head, two animals, and head of soldier wearing chain mail, and M decorated with ornament in Vespers of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear and curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid soldier.
Margin, left, inhabited by three birds (not visible in phot.).
Margin, lower, inhabited by rabbit running.
Margin, right, inhabited by two hybrid soldiers wearing chain mail, one armed with sword and buckler, the other of head legs, with ailettes with decorated heraldry, wielding pole, fighting (Scene, Burlesque: Fighting).
Line endings decorated.

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