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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 52r

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Six initials of Psalm 4, I, S, S, A and I all decorated with ornament, and Q of verse 10, Quoniam tu domine singulariter in spe, enclosing head of veiled woman, in Compline of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by two hybrid animals holding bones.
Margin, lower, inhabited by duck pulling two butterflies in wagon (Scene, Burlesque: Transporting).
Margin, right, inhabited by woman wearing snood with fillet, standing with hands raised, above hybrid man holding upright spoon.
Line endings decorated.

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