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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 56v

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Three initials of Invitatory Psalm 95 (Vulg., 94), I, Q of Psalm 95:3 (Vulg., 94:3) enclosing hybrid animal, and Q of Psalm 95:5 (Vulg., 94:5) enclosing head of man wearing cap, in Matins of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate stems.
Margins, upper, inhabited by hooded hybrid man and hybrid rabbit with long beak.
Margins, left, inhabited by hybrid soldier wearing helmet, armed with spear, and lion wearing ailette, armed with sword.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid bird.

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