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France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 80r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) fantastic animal in right margin; 2) nude torso of woman, arms raised, holding round orange object in left hand, emerging from flower, and man, arms raised, with his back to her, looking over his left shoulder toward her, both in lower margin. Text from Penitential Psalms.

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