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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 27r

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Decorated initials beginning with Invitatory, X of Xpm (Christum) regem adoremus dominantem gentibus, G of Gloria patri ..., enclosing animal head, and Q of Qui se manducantibus dat spiritus, enclosing head of veiled woman.
Decorated initial P of Hymn, Pange lingua gloriosi corpus misterium sainguinisque preciosi.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, lower, illustrated by liturgical vessel of ewer (pitcher), and inhabited by hybrid animal, beside chalice on side.
Margin, right, inhabited by nude, armless hybrid man stabbed by monkey with dagger in his exposed anus from which blood or excrement flows into vessel, or with implement administering enema into vessel (Scene, Obscaena, or Scene, Burlesque, Doctoring).
Line endings decorated.

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