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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 88v

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Five decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, F of Psalm 86:17 (Vulg., 85:17), Fac mecum signum in bonum, enclosing head of hooded man, D enclosing animal head, I, U enclosing animal (?), and M.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by parrot and by hybrid man with pointed ears and body of bird.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man with human hand holding spear and with one-legged animal body, and snail.
Line endings decorated.

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