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

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, N enclosing animal, E, L enclosing head of animal, S, A, and R enclosing head of man.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid animal with beak holding lantern, and by bird.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid ostrich surmounted by lantern on head.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man wearing cap, with long neck and wing, and head of hybrid man (with its body on facing fol. 90r), beside lantern on water.
Line endings decorated.

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