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Additional 49999 f. 44v An ignorant priest singing
An ignorant priest singing
Description: Sext in the Hours of the Virgin: a historiated initial 'N'(isi) of an ignorant priest singing the Mass of the Virgin, 'Salve sancta parens', with the caption in the lower margin, 'un p[re]stre chaunta de n[ost]r[e] dame e ne saveit neet plus' (a priest sang about our Lady and knew nothing more); initials with pen-flourishing and line-filler. 
Origin: England, Central (Oxford) 


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