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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 69r

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Three initials, F enclosing animal head, G, and D decorated with foliate ornament, at beginning of Collect, Domine ihesu christe qui exprimendum, in Sext of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid bird with long beak.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by dog seated before cage enclosing three rabbits.
Margin, right, inhabited by archer in container, aiming with bow at hybrid animal with long beak above (Scene, Burlesque: Hunting).
Line ending decorated.

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