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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 35v

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Decorated initial C of Response to Chapter, Calix benedictionis, enclosing head of animal.
Decorated initial Q of Versicle, Quoniam vnus panis et unum corpus, enclosing head of veiled woman.
Decorated initial U of Hymn of Pange lingua, 4th verse, Uerbum caro panem uerum uerbo carnem efficit, enclosing hybrid man wearing cap.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man with body of bird.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid man with bell hanging from his long neck.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid animal with long beak striking head of hybrid man forming part of foliate stem; winged hybrid man with long tail; and body parts of head and tail of horse.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid animal with crowned looped beak, and bird.
Line endings decorated.

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