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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 46r

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Five initials, U enclosing head of man at beginning of Hymn verse of Uni trinoque domino, B of Psalm 128 (Vulg., 127), Beati omnes, decorated with foliate ornament, and three verse initials, L enclosing head of man, U enclosing animal head, and F enclosing head of youth wearing pointed cap, in None of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man of head and leg, and rabbit.
Margin, lower, inhabited by two hybrid bishops wearing miters and holding croziers, one beside bell, and rabbit.
Margin, right, inhabited by nude man, seated on tendril, extending spear with cross-inscribed banner toward the rabbit in upper margin.
Line endings decorated.

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