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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 113v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) hybrid bird, seated, with head of owl and human body, raising right hand, and holding cup in left hand in upper margin; 2) fantastic bird with knot tied in its neck, in lower margin. Text from the Office of the Dead.

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