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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 48v

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Five initials, E enclosing animal, Q enclosing animal legs, N enclosing veiled head of woman, Q enclosing animal, and D enclosing bust of soldier wearing chain mail, at beginning of Chapter, Dominus ihesus in qua nocte tradebatur accepit panem, in Vespers of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, upper, inhabited by animal head with animal tail in its jaws.
Margin, left, inhabited by hybrid animal with long beak, and hybrid bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by monkey aiming pole at hindquarters in oven (Scene, Obscaena: Pole aimed at Hindquarters; Scene, Burlesque: Cooking).
Margin, right, inhabited by monkey carrying on back tray with four loaves, surmounted by hybrid bird grasping in its beak tail of winged fantastic animal above.
Line endings decorated.

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