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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 101v

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Initial C enclosing bust of tonsured cleric, possibly priest wearing chasuable.
Initial E enclosing bust of man wearing hood.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of man, emerging from foliage, holding bird, possibly goshawk; hybrid man holding hawk or falcon on gloved right hand and piece of meat in extended left hand.

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