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France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 160r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) monkey playing triangle in upper margin; 2) hybrid man, wearing hat, holding cymbal in each hand, astride (?) bellows in right margin; 3) monkey astride camel, reaching toward camel head with left paw, in lower margin. Text from Mass for Corpus Christi.

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