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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 90r

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, R enclosing profile head of man, I, C enclosing head of man wearing hat, U enclosing animal head, D enclosing head of man wearing hat, and I.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid animal with rabbit’s ears and long beak.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man (head on facing fol. 89v) with long neck, hoofed legs, and tail in form of hand with forefinger pointing toward animal at right.
Margin, right, inhabited by bird.
Line endings decorated.

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