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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 22r

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Decorated initial D of Prayer to the Holy Spirit, Domine sancte pater qui es coeternus et coequalis et consubstantialis, enclosing bust of bearded man.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man with hand, between animal legs, holding yarn winder, and two dogs, each with tail around yarn winder.
Margin, right, inhabited by monkey turning and threading yarn on spinning wheel.

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