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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 89r

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Five decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, C enclosing animal, E, D enclosing animal, N enclosing hybrid man, and I.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man of head and animal paws holding staff, and bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by detached limbs of two legs in hole, and by monkey hanging upside down from stalk of horizontal bar (acrobat).
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid animal with four ears and leg, emerging from ground hole.
Line endings decorated.

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