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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 28r

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Decorated initial C of Psalm 16:1 (Vulg., 15:1), Conserua me domine quoniam speraui in te.
Four decorated initials of psalm verses, S, M, N enclosing hybrid animal, and D enclosing animal head.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, left, nude male figure exposing hindquarters (Obscaena).
Margin, lower, illustrated by goblet (suggesting chalice) and wine keg, and inhabited by two birds.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid snail, and illustrated by wine flowing from wine keg.
Line endings decorated.

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