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Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 50v

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Four initials, O enclosing veiled head of woman, D enclosing legs of figure, D decorated with foliage, at beginning of Collect, Deus qui nobis sub sacramento mirabili passionis, in Vespers of Hours of the Holy Sacrament, and B enclosing head of man in profile.
Margins decorated with curvilinear foliate stems and balls.
Margin, left, inhabited by armless hybrid woman, wearing berbette over snood, exposing hindquarters.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid animal with beak curved around its body.
Margin, right, inhabited by monkey exposing anus, seated on head of armless nude man, wearing cap, without feet.
Line ending decorated.

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