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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 119v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: man, possibly pope, wearing papal tiara with infulae, raising right hand and holding pitcher in left hand, emerging from barrel, in upper margin; 2) hybrid man, wearing hat, touching head with left hand, in upper left margin; 3) monkey riding on back, and holding tail, of hybrid animal in lower margin. Text from the Office of the Dead.

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