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Book of Hours
France, Poitiers, ca. 1475
MS M.1001 fol. 84r

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Male figure, wearing headdress, astride lion, holds scepter in right hand and mirror in left hand. Identified as Pride by label inscribed ORGUEL. Figure within room decorated with patterned hanging.
Lower margin:
Devil, with antlers, wearing chain with head of mace around neck and holding iron claw in left hand, seated on ground, indicates with right hand three couples, including woman scorning man, representing pride.
Scroll inscribed LUCIFER identifies devil.

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