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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 140v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) hybrid animal with dog head, bird body, head on end of tail in upper margin; 2) man, wearing hat, holding shield in right hand, poking grasshopper with stick or spear in left hand, lower half of body in sack, in left margin; 3) man emerging from flower, arms extended, holding bell in each hand, in lower margin; 4) vase from which emerges vine and strawberry, in lower margin. Text from suffrage to Catherine of Alexandria.

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