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Régime du corps
France, perhaps Rouen, ca. 1440-1450
MS M.0165 fol. 109v

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Initial, upper: Man, with both hands stirs vat of salt over wood fire, in grassy landscape against filigree background; all within initial S decorated with pen flourishing (Scene, Occupational: Salt-making). Initial, lower: Among three men, wearing caps and long robes, the farthest right possibly as physician, all seated on high-backed chairs, gesturing to each other; all within initial P decorated with pen flourishing (Scene, Secular: Instruction). Initial S at end of Part III in Aldobrandino da Siena, Régime du Corps. Initial P at beginning of Part IV (Physigonomy), in Aldobrandino da Siena, Régime du Corps.

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