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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 70r

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Five initials, I decorated with foliate ornament, at beginning of Psalm 31 (Vulg., 30), I, E, Q enclosing hybrid animal, and E, in None of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by tonsured hybrid cleric, exposing hindquarters.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid animal and hybrid bishop wearing miter, with its tail terminating in human head.
Margin, right, inhabited by half figure of soldier wearing chain mail and helmet.
Line endings decorated.

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