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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 63r

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Three initials, A enclosing bird, I decorated with foliage, at beginning of second Collect, Interueniat pro nobis, and B decorated, in Lauds of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid animal emptying water from jar into stream, and watermill.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man emptying water from jar, hybrid bird, and tonsured hybrid cleric.
Line endings decorated.

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