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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 78v

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Five decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, D enclosing animal, M, C enclosing animal head, M, and R enclosing animal head.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by armless hybrid man with beast head, and human legs, exposing hindquarters, and by hybrid bird with neck and one leg.
Margin, left, inhabited by crowned hybrid man with animal leg, and hybrid bird with foliate tail.
Margin, lower, inhabited by two rabbits, upside down, hanging (?), from pole on furcae, beside spear aimed toward them.
Line endings decorated.

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