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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 37v

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Two decorated initials E of Antiphon to Canticle of Zacharias, Ego sum panis uiuus, and D of Collect, Deus qui nobis subm sacramento mirabili passionis tue.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by dog and tonsured hybrid cleric.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man of head between two animal legs; butterfly; and hybrid animal exposing anus.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid stork with flower at end of beak.

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