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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 67r

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Four initials, U, enclosing head of veiled woman, R, D decorated with foliage, at beginning of Collect, Domine ihesu christe qui es corona omnium sanctorum fidelibus, and B, in Terce of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid snail.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid bird with twisted long beak.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man, armless, with legs, exposing hindquarters (Obscaena), walking on sword, beside ball (?).

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