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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 91v

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Five decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, S, R, G enclosing animal head, R enclosing hybrid animal, and F enclosing animal head.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by canine head on stem.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid bird with animal ears and feather tail, and bird.
Margin, lower, illustrated with pot suspended from pump issuing water, two detached limbs of hoofed legs, and pot hanging from the horizontal bar.
Line endings decorated.

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