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Animal, Fantastic.
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1440
MS M.357. Fol. 120v

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Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by fantastic animal; head of hybrid man emerging from flower; half-figure of man, raising club with right hand and holding small round shield (buckler) with left hand, emerging from foliage. Text and miniature framed on three sides by gold bars decorated with floreate ornament.
Text is Terce from the Hours of the Dead for Monday.

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