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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 162r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) either hybrid man with bird mask, or hybrid bird, wearing hat, raising arms, in upper margin; 2) hybrid woman, possibly nun, wearing wimple and veil, resting head on right hand, holding short crutch in left hand, in right margin; 3) man seated, resting right elbow on right knee, holding head with right hand, holding flask to mouth with left hand, in lower margin. Text from Mass for birth of John Baptist.

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