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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 29v

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Initial C of Recommendation for Lesson 1, Corporis chrisii in cruce pro nobis facta immolatio, enclosing bust of veiled woman.
Decorated initial T of Lesson 1, Tanta est unitas ecclesie in Christo.
Two decorated initials A and M.
Margins decorated with curvilinear and rectilinear foliate stems, and balls.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid bird, and hybrid man grasping foliage of bar stem
Margin, lower, inhabited by winged hybrid couple with their long necks entwined.
Margin, right, inhabited by bird.
Line endings decorated.

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