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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 1v

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Initial D decorated with foliage, at beginning of second versicle of Matins of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit
Decorated initial G of Gloria Patri, enclosing veiled head of woman.
Decorated initial U of Invitatory Psalm 95:1 (Vulg., 94:1), Uenite exultemus, enclosing bust of beardless man.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, one with terminal of human head, and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid bird.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird and hybrid man holding up open book.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man with long neck.
Margin, right, inhabited by monkey pulling tail of hybrid bird with ball at its beak, forming part of line ending of Gloria Patri.
Line endings decorated with hybrid birds and horned rabbit.

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