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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 73r

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Five initials, P enclosing hybrid animal, M of Canticle, Magnificat anima mea dominum, enclosing bearded hybrid man, Q enclosing head of soldier wearing chain mail, Q enclosing rabbit, and E enclosing animal, in Vespers of Long Hours of the Cross / Hours of the Passion.
Margins decorated with rectilinear and curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid woman wearing berbette over snood, and male figure wearing bicolored tunic, with right hand raised and armed with spear in left arm.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid animal of foliate stem below catapult (beside text with initial Q enclosing soldier).
Line endings decorated.

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