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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 6v

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Decorated initial U of Hymn, Ueni creator spiritus, enclosing bust of man wearing hat, and five other decorated initials E, M, T enclosing animal head, S, and Q enclosing animal head, in Lauds of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, left, inhabited by fantastic animal vomiting; veiled hybrid woman holding peel with loaf; hybrid animal with open jaws, with neck wound around foliate stem.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man of long neck and animal leg; animal hybrid of head and leg; and human arm as detached limb.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid animal.
Line endings decorated.

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