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Animal, Fantastic.
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1440
MS M.357. Fol. 119v

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Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by fantastic animal holding foliage in snout; hybrid man, mouth open, holding small round shield (buckler) with right hand and raising scimitar with left hand; fantastic animal emerging from flower. Text and miniature framed on three sides by gold bars decorated with flowering vines.
Text is Prime for Hours of the Dead for Monday.

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