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

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Decorated initial Q of Psalm 1:6 (Vulg., 1:6), Quoniam nouit dominus uiam iustorum, enclosing bust of veiled woman, and four other initials U enclosing animal, S and S, in Matins of Hours of the Virgin.
Upper and lower margins decorated with rectilinear bars.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid animal, and hybrid man, winged.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid bird, wearing hat, and hybrid woman wearing snood, with joined hands raised, in prayer (adjacent to text, Pater noster).
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid man with arms only.
Line endings decorated.

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