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France, possibly Saint-Omer, 13th century
MS M.79 fol. 181r

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Canticle: Simeon -- Initial N of Nunc enclosing head of man against gold background; the initial’s ascender and decender extending across all margins partly formed by bust of angel as musician (upper), or bust of man, wearing winged headgear (lower), both raising trumpets to mouths. Initial C and marginal illustrations of Canticle of Simeon beginning Litany.

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