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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 36v

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Five decorated initials of verses 69-73 of Canticle of Zacharias, E, S, and S enclosing pair of fishes, and A enclosing animal head.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid animal and hybrid bird.
Margin, left, inhabited by crowned hybrid man with snail body and hybrid animal.
Margin, lower, inhabited by butterfly and hybrid man pointing with forefingers.
Line endings decorated.

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