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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 81v

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Five decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, E, E, I, F enclosing animal head, and I.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, illustrated by open book with pseudo-inscriptions and inhabited by bust of nun wearing black veil with white wimple, and bust of male youth, wearing ailettes.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid animal with long beak.
Margin, lower, inhabited by bust of bishop wearing miter, with censer, and hybrid man, armless, with hoofed legs, exposing hindquarters (Obscaena).
Line endings decorated.

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