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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 34v

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Decorated initial Q of Psalm 84:1 (Vulg., 83:2), Quam dilecta tabernacula tua domine uirtutum, with foliate extension of hybrid man holding open book in left margin (visible in microfilm, but not in phot.).
Decorated initial C of Psalm 84:2 (Vulg., 83:3), Cor meum et caro mea, enclosing head of male youth.
Four decorated initials of the following verses, including E enclosing animal heads.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems, one with terminal head of youth (at top), and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by bust of nun wearing wimpled veil, above serpent (?), and stork on water.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid female musician playing hand organ, forming part of lower foliate stem, and hybrid female dancer, forming part of upper foliate stem, and bird.
Line endings decorated.

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