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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 35r

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Decorated initial D enclosing foliate ornament.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are four birds; and fantastic animal, with horns, hooves, and lion's tail, raising left foreleg toward hybrid man, wearing hat, apron, and shoes, with human torso positioned backwards to his animal hindquarters.
Miniature and ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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