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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 100r

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Decorated initial D of Prayer to Christ, Domine ihesu christe lux uera eternus.
Margins decorated with rectilinear and curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid archer drawing bow.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid bird with hoofed legs and long beak poking the hybrid archer above, and beast head with open jaws.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid rabbit.
Margin, right, inhabited by bird.

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