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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 5r

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Decorated initial D of Lesson One, Dum complerentur dies penthecostes, enclosing bust of priest, wearing vestment, in profile.
Decorated initial D of Responsory, Dum complerentur dies penthecostes, enclosing bust of veiled woman.
Decorated initial C of Versicle, Cum ergo essent in unum congregati, enclosing bust of hooded man in profile.
In Matins of Long Hours of the Holy Spirit.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by horned hybrid animal.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid stork of two heads; two birds, one spreading wings.
Margin, right, inhabited by hybrid man holding spear.

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