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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 49r

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Five initials, H enclosing animal, U enclosing animal, U enclosing head of man wearing winged headgear, at beginning of Hymn in Vespers of Hours of the Holy Sacrament, Uerbum supernum prodiens, I, and Q enclosing head of veiled woman.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, upper, inhabited by hybrid man of head, wearing broad hat, between two animal legs, and hybrid man of head and legs, seated on stool.
Margin, left, inhabited by bird.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid animal and head of man wearing cap beneath dunce hat.
Margin, right, inhabited by two monkeys holding bones, looking at each other, seated back to back on stool, and by butterfly above.
Line endings decorated.

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