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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 133r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) toddler, nude, with walker, in upper right margin; 2) youth (?), holding cloth or hood over head in right hand, next to butterfly (Insect: Butterfly pursued by Man), in lower right margin; 3) hybrid animal with head of dog, bat wings, and body of lobster, in lower margin. Text from suffrages to Apostle Bartholomew and Evangelist Matthew.

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