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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 61r

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Six initials, S decorated with foliage, I decorated with foliage, at beginning of Hymn, Ihesu labentes respice, T enclosing head of man, D enclosing head of hooded man in profile, B decorated with foliage at beginning of Canticle, Benedictus dominus israhel, and E decorated with ornament, in Lauds of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by cat.
Margin, lower inhabited by hybrid man pulling rope attached to trebuchet (machine of war).
Margin, right, inhabited by nude tonsured cleric balancing mirror (?) on steps of stairway (Scene, Burlesque: balancing).
Line ending decorated.

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