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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 8v

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Decorated initial D of versicle, Domine exaudi orationem meam (Psalm 102:01; Vulg., 101:02), enclosing head of veiled woman.
Decorated initial D of Collect, Deus qui corda fidelium sancti spiritus illustratione docuisti, enclosing head of hybrid animal.
Psalm and Collect in Lauds of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man with two animal legs.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid rabbit with long beak.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid fish.
Margin, right, inhabited by dragon and goblet, possibly chalice.
Line endings decorated.

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