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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 91r

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Six decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, F enclosing head of hooded animal, H enclosing animal, U enclosing animal head, S, A, and F of Psalm 119:124 (Vulg., 118:124), Fac cum seruo tuo secundum misericordiam tuam, enclosing head of hooded man.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid animal with human legs, exposing hindquarters (Obscaena).
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man issuing flames from mouth, with body of animal with looped foliate stem.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man of head and wings, eel, and fish.
Line endings decorated.

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