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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 3r

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Decorated initial U of Hymn, Ueni creator spiritus, enclosing hybrid rabbit.
Other decorated initials of the Hymn, S, S , Q enclosing pair of legs as detached limbs, exposing hindquarters, and T.
Hymn in Matins of Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, lower, inhabited by nude one-legged hybrid man wearing bishop’s miter, exposing anus; leg as detached limb; below, two birds, one with long tail and worm.
Margin, right, inhabited by crowned hybrid man with long neck.
Line endings decorated.

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