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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 92r

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Five decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, U of Psalm 119:153 (Vulg., 118:153), Uide humilitatem meam et eripe me, enclosing head of hooded man, I, A, I, and E.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man.
Margin, lower, illustrated with pot hanging from pump and issuing water along trough to kettle on fire.
Margin, right, inhabited by nude man, wearing cap, seated, exposing hindquarters (Scene, Obscaena) and extending left leg above fire, and bird above.
Line endings decorated.

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