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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 132v

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Initial O of OR DE PRIONS A LA PUCELE / MARGUERITE LA DIEU ANCELE ..., enclosing bust of female figure.
Margins decorated with foliate stems and balls.
Upper margin inhabited by bust of female wearing snood.
Left margin inhabited by two hybrid birds and butterfly.
Lower margin inhabited by dog pursuing rabbit, and hybrid man holding object.

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