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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 14r

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Six decorated initials, A of Hymn, enclosing animal head with tusk, S, D of Psalm 70:1 (Vulg., 69:2) enclosing hybrid animal, C enclosing head of youth, A, and A enclosing hybrid animal.
Margins with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, lower, inhabited by monkey holding and standing on musical instruments, possibly viols (?); two fishes swimming in and out of structure, possibly oven (Scene, Proverbial ?).
Margin, right, inhabited by monkey holding rake.
Line endings decorated.

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