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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 103r

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Decorated initial A of Prayer to Virgin Mary / Salutation, Aue maria gratia plena ... uentris tui.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by bird and bust of crowned king.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man and head of mitered bishop.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid bird and hybrid man, nude, armless, exposing hindquarters (Obscaena).

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