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

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Initial S enclosing head of man.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: hybrid man wearing hat and flowing cape, raising scimitar with right hand and holding with left hand, shield with human face; hybrid man, playing recorder, emerging from hindquarters of winged animal, its head turned and biting his left shoulder.

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