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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 93v

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Five decorated initials of Psalter of Jerome, N enclosing hybrid animal, I, L of Psalm 142:6 (Vulg., 141:7), Libera me a persequentibus me, enclosing head of hooded man, E, and D enclosing hybrid animal.
Upper and lower margins decorated with horizontal bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by bird in nest of bricks, beside distaff and bell (pulled by hoofed leg on facing fol. 94r).
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid animal with feather tail, holding distaff.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man with hoofed legs on distaff, and distaff with spindle.
Line endings decorated.

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