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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1460
MS M.282 fol. 125v

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Apostle Peter, nimbed, tonsured, stands and with left hand indicates key held in right hand. Beside him stands Paul, nimbed, turned partially away, with sword at right side. Scene in room with brocade wall hanging, tile floor, and leaded glass windows.
Margins with floreate and scroll ornament, inhabited in left margin by two-headed fantastic animal, holding club in left paw; and in lower margin by monkey, wearing leaf-like hat, holding spoon in right and eating fruit (?) held in left hand while defecating into three-legged pot.

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