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France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 39v

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Five decorated initials, including initial D of Psalm 20:9 (Vulg., 19:10), Domine saluum fac regem et exaudi nos, enclosing animal, initial Q of Chapter, Quocienscumque manducabitis panem hunc et calicem bibetis, and initial C of Response, Comedetis carnes, enclosing head of man.
Margins decorated with rectilinear bars, foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by bird.
Margin, left, inhabited by half figure of man raising axe above boar (animal-slayer), and hybrid man.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hare running.
Line endings decorated.

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