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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 26r

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Decorated initial Q of Invitatory Psalm 95:3 (Vulg., 94:3), Quoniam deus magnus dominus, enclosing head of veiled woman.
Three decorated initials of Invitatory Psalm, X, Q enclosing hybrid man, and Q enclosing hybrid animal.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid snail with rabbit ears and with long beak in chalice.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid woman wearing snood with fillet, and hybrid bird.
Margin, right, inhabited by two hybrid birds.
Line endings decorated.

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