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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 33r

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Four decorated initials of verses of Canticle, Te deum laudamus, including initial F enclosing head of man, wearing conical hat, and two decorated initials G and S of Gloria patri and Sicut erat in principio.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid woman with animal hoofs and tail of animal head.
Margin, lower, inhabited by half figure of man with left hand touching beak of hybrid animal.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid bishop wearing miter and holding crozier, and winged hybrid man above.
Line endings decorated.

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