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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 23r

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Decorated initial I of Prayer to the Trinity, In manus tuas et in tuam sanctam potestatem trine bone, enclosing animal spouting from jaw scrolling foliage.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and ball.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man of head between two animal legs.
Margin, left, inhabited by two birds.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid rabbit and fantastic animal.
Margin, right, inhabited by two rabbits jumping, and hybrid bird.

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