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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 47r

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Three decorated initials, including Q at beginning of Collect, Quesumus omnipotens deus ut sacro sancto misteria corporis et sanquinis, in None of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear and curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by animal head with long beak.
Margin, left, inhabited by parrot.
Margin, lower, inhabited by monkey holding baker’s peel (paddle), emerging from oven (Scene, Burlesque: Cooking).
Margin, right, inhabited by monkey standing on chair, and half figure of equine animal (?).
Line ending decorated.

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