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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 51v

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Six initials, D of second versicle, Psalm 70:1 (Vulg., 69:2), Deus in adiutorium meum intende, enclosing half figure of tonsured monk wearing hooded habit, G, C, M, and E decorated with foliage or ornament, and F of Psalm 4:3, Filii hominum usquequo graui corde, enclosing hooded head of man, in Compline of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by bird and hybrid man with horn.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid horned snail, and bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by two hybrid men and hybrid bird.
Margin, right, inhabited by bird.
Line endings decorated.

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