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Two miniatures, possibly from a decretals
France, probably Paris, 1230-1260
MS G.37 fol. 2r

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Tree: Genealogical (Table of Affinity) -- Man, holding scepter in right hand, and woman, wearing headdress, holding scepter in left hand, stand above diagram and flank tree containing fantastic animals, birds, and foliate ornament. Four fantastic animals, two human-headed hybrids, occupy space above figures, and two dogs (?) flank base of tree.
Below diagram, to left, bird stands in nest containing five chicks, and to right, owl stands on top of tree, above another bird. At center, two animals, possibly dogs, wolves, or foxes, carry prey, stork at left and sheep at right.
In medallions, at top, man, playing horn (?), walks beside dog, and at right, deer and tree; at bottom, man holds spear, and at right, boar and tree.

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