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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 158r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) hybrid man wearing helmet, holding saber in right hand and shield in left hand, in upper margin; 2) hybrid man wearing headgear, holding footed cup (?) with raised right hand, and holding tail, pulled between hind legs, with left hand, in right margin; 3) man, wearing hat, arms raised, holding vine in each hand, kneeling, in lower margin. Text from Mass for Trinity Sunday.

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