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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 146r

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Initial O enclosing head of man.
Trinity: God, Christ Child and Dove -- Initial D enclosing half-figure of nude Christ Child, crossed nimbus, reclining, looking up toward God, crossed nimbus, right hand on right shoulder of Christ Child; dove of Holy Ghost hovering between them.
Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: hybrid of male torso, wearing hat, emerging from hindquarters of quadruped, grasping animal tail with right hand; man, possibly prophet, seated, holding scroll.

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