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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 107v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including rose, inhabited by: 1) fantastic animal in upper margin; 2) owl as bishop, wearing miter and holding crozier with right claw, in left margin; 3) animal, top half hidden in snail shell, stabbed in hindquarters with spear held with both hands of hybrid man wearing hood, in lower margin. Text from the Office of the Dead.

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