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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 83r

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, C enclosing head of man, E, A, E, E, and Q enclosing hybrid animal.
Margins decorated with rectilinear stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by rabbit pursuing dog.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man whose head is detached from animal’s body with feathers, and by hybrid skeleton of skull with larva.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid fish and head of hybrid man, wearing hat, armless, between hoofed legs.
Line endings decorated.

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