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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 129r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) hybrid man with collar around neck, in upper margin; 2) merman in right margin, wearing helmet, holding spear in right hand and shield in shape of cardinal's hat (?) with left hand and wearing pallette on right shoulder; 3) tiger biting mirror (Bestiary: Tiger and Image), in lower margin. Text from the Office of the Dead.



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