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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) dog, biting himself, in upper margin; 2) hybrid animal, or bear emerging from winged snail shell, in left margin; 3) behind shield, Siamese twins, wearing identical hats, holding saber in right hand and dagger in left hand, with covered stump for right leg, in lower margin. Text from suffrage to Apostles Simon and Jude.

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