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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 120r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) man, wearing hat, orant, emerging from egg, in upper margin; 2) hybrid animal with dog (?) head and human body, wearing hood, arms outstretched, seated with legs crossed, in lower right margin; 3) sciapod emerging from flower, holding club (?) in right hand and holding leg upright with left hand, in lower margin. Text from the Office of the Dead.

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