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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 106r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) hybrid woman, possibly nun, wearing wimple and veil, resting head on right hand, and holding crutch or walking stick with left hand, in upper right margin; 2) physician with head of owl, and human body, looking toward urinal held in raised right hand, in lower margin (Scene, Burlesque: Doctoring). Text from the Office of the Dead.

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