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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 72r

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In right margin, barren tree on which birds perch; cage containing bird, and decoy (?) hanging in tree. In lower margin man wearing headgear crouches next to birdcage in which is bird. Birds flying throughout. Birds include goldfinch and bullfinch.
Initial D of foliate ornament.

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