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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 28v

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Three decorated initials F, P and P of Psalm verses 16:6, 8, 9 (Vulg., 15:6, 8, 9) enclosing four heads of two men, one wearing cap, the other hooded, tonsured monk, and veiled woman.
Two other decorated initials B and Q enclosing animal heads.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by dog, running.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid cock, and hybrid man wearing hat and holding staff.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man with foliate stem.
Line endings decorated.

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