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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 4r

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Decorated initial N, enclosing bust of male figure, for Psalm 1:4 (Vulg., 1:4), Non sic impii non sic sed tamquam puluis, and other decorated initials S, E, E, and I, in Matins of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid stork with animal legs, drinking from water.
Margin, lower, inhabited by nude tonsured man holding switches (?) and exposing anus; hybrid stork with beak playing psaltery.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man holding spear with animal paws.
Line endings decorated.

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