Decorated Initial O; Inhabited Initial D
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German, Hildesheim, about 1170s
Tempera colors, gold leaf, and silver leaf on parchment
11 1/8 x 7 7/16 in.
MS. 64, FOL. 154V

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A cross design created by a configuration of acanthus leaves ornaments an initial O at the top of the page. Toward the bottom of the page, a deer-like creature inhabits and helps to form the initial D.