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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 80r

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, D enclosing hybrid animal, S enclosing hybrid animals, P enclosing hybrid animal, V, N enclosing hybrid animal, and E.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by winged male head, and boar.
Margin, lower, inhabited by animal head with axe in its jaws and with bat’s wing, beside four coins, half figure of woman extending joined hands, and tripartite globe.
Margin, right, inhabited by head of nun wearing black veil with white wimple, and hybrid animal with beak and foliate tail.
Line endings decorated.

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