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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 124r

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Decorated initial Q of QUANT LA PUCELE OT LE MAUFE / QUI LE MALICE OT ESCAUFE / ..., enclosing head of horned devil.
Margins decorated with foliate stems and balls.
Margaret of Antioch: Scene, overcoming Beelzebub or Devil -- Margaret, nimbed, veiled, treading on prostrate Beelzebus or devil, and grasping one of its horns, in right margin.
Hybrid animal with single horn, in lower margin; animal head, wearing hat, in left margin; and bird in upper margin.

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