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

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Decorated initial O of Prayer to Guardian Angel, Obsecro te angelice spiritus.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by two birds.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid stork.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man, wearing cap, with hoofed legs and feather tail.

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