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France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 130v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) wild man, seated, playing drum, holding stick in each hand, in upper margin; 2) nun, wearing wimple and veil, seated, resting hands on open book on her lap, in left margin; 3) centaur, wearing hat, blowing horn held with both hands, in lower margin; 4) vase, from which emerges flower, vine and strawberry, in lower margin. Text from suffrage to Apostle Peter.

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