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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 153r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) infant, nude, right hand raised, astride lion, holding mane with left hand, in upper margin; 2) hybrid animal with camel head and two humps, in right margin; 3) hybrid animal with head of ram with horns, and bat wings, in lower margin. Text from Mass for the Ascension.

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