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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 10v

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Decorated initial D of versicle, Domine exaudi orationem meam of Psalm 102:01 (Vulg., 102:02), enclosing head of veiled woman.
Three other initials E, S, and B decorated.
Decorated initial P of Collect, Presta quesumus domine ut a nostris mentibus carnales amoueat, enclosing bust of cleric wearing almuce.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, left, inhabited by nude male acrobat lifting left leg.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man with head between two animal legs, one holding trumpet.
Margin, right, inhabited by two butterflies.
Line endings decorated.

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