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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 58v

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Three decorated initials G enclosing animal head, T enclosing animal, and H decorated with foliage at beginning of first Lesson, Hoc sentite in nobis, in Matins of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid man wearing cap, behind foliate descender of initial H.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man wearing mantle.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid animal, crowned, with fingers grasping its long neck and with long beak pointing to rubric for "l’co .1." (first lesson).
Line ending decorated.

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