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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 152v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) wild man, wearing hat, seated with legs crossed, right elbow on right knee, resting head on right hand, holding club with left hand, in upper margin; 2) wild man, wearing twisted band around head, holding club in extended right hand, shield in raised left hand, in left margin; 3) hybrid man, wearing twisted band around head, holding shield in left hand and sword in right hand, looking up from lower margin toward wild man with shield. Text from Mass for the Ascension.

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