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Li livres dou trésor
France, Arras or Thérouanne, between 1300 and 1325
MS M.814 fol. 63r

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Pen-flourished initials D, S, L and B.
In left upper margin, drawing of dragon, mouth open, red forked tongue emerging, above beginning of text about dragons.
In left lower margin, drawing of scitalis (serpent) as quadruped (dragon ?), mouth open showing teeth and tongue, decorated with spots, with cloven hooves below text about scitalis.
In right upper margin, drawing of viper as biped with cloven hooves, head in bleeding mouth of second biped, above beginning of text about viper.
In lower right margin, drawing of lizard, mouth open, showing teeth, with long legs, next to beginning of text about lizards.

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