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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 54r

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Two initials, D enclosing head of man, and D of Collect, Deus qui gloriosum corporis et sanguinis, decorated with foliage, in Compline of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear and curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by two birds.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid bird aiming beak at hindquarters of monkey with rope ensnaring flying bird with decoy on pole.
Margin, right, inhabited by flying bird with object in beak, and bird in birdcage.
Line ending decorated.

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