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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 105r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) soldier, seated, wearing helmet, resting head on right arm, leaning on shield, in upper margin; 2) fantastic animal in right margin; 3) man, seated, wearing long robe, with book open on his lap, in lower right margin; 4) man, seated before man reading and looking toward him, holding withes in raised right hand, in lower margin. Text from the Office of the Dead.

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