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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 72v

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Five initials, U, enclosing hybrid animal, O enclosing animal head, F decorated with foliage, at beginning of Chapter, Fasciculus mirre dilectus meus, I enclosing dog, at beginning of Hymn, Ihesu nostra redemptio amor et desiderium, and Q enclosing head of man wearing hat, in Vespers of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by bird.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird and butterfly.
Margin, lower, inhabited by two monkeys, one with wreath crowning the other (Scene, Burlesque: Wreath-Crowning).
Line endings decorated.

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