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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 156v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) hybrid woman, wearing wimpled veil, holding shield in right hand and spear (?) in left hand, in upper margin; 2) hybrid man with body of goose, holding whirligig with both hands, in left margin; 3) winged hybrid animal wearing knotted headgear, raising arms, in lower margin. Text from Mass for Trinity Sunday.

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