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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 160v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) hybrid bird reaching head back to peck at hindquarters, in upper margin; 2) man, wearing hood, with purse on strap around waist, holding gridiron in left hand and spoon (?) in right hand, kneeling on one knee in left margin; 3) man, wearing hood, holding stick in right hand and bucket in left hand, emerging from sack, in lower margin. Text from Mass for Corpus Christi.

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