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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 7r

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Decorated initial T of Tu septiformis munere destre dei, verse 3 of Hymn, Ueni creator spiritus, enclosing head of hooded man.
Decorated initial H of Hostem repellas longius pacem, verse 5 of the same Hymn, enclosing head of nun, wearing wimpled veil.
Hymn in Lauds of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by cock and hybrid animal with horn on upper jaw.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid tonsured cleric with foliate tail, holding hand bell.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man, armless, with hoofed legs and tail, exposing hindquarters.
Line endings decorated.

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