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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 157r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) pelican, standing on nest containing four young, piercing breast (Bestiary: Pelican in her Piety), in upper margin; 2) fantastic bird in right margin; 3) fox, walking on hind legs, holding walking stick with forelegs, with basket of chickens strapped to his back (Fable: Fox and Chickens), in lower margin. Text from Mass for Trinity Sunday.

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