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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 159v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) hybrid man wearing hood, hands covered by hood, back turned with end of tail in mouth, in upper margin; 2) hybrid man wearing hat, extending left arm up, grasping root of plant, in left margin; 3) hybrid man, wearing helmet, holding axe in right hand and shield in left hand, in lower margin. Text from Mass for Corpus Christi.

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