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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 66v

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Five initials, C enclosing animal head, S, G enclosing animal head, F enclosing head of male figure wearing cap under hood, and E decorated with foliage, at beginning of Chapter, Egrediemini (sic) filie syon, in Terce of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with rectilinear and curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by dog running.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird and butterfly.
Margin, lower, inhabited by animal hybrid with horns of stag, hybrid woman wearing snood with fillet, surmounted by animal legs, and hybrid bird.
Margin, right, inhabited by dog on hind legs, holding bone in forepaws.

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