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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 163r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by fish from whose mouth emerges man holding pike behind head, with both hands, stabbing toward fish, in right margin, and hybrid animal holding cymbal in each hand, wearing sword at waist, in lower margin. Text from Mass for the Assumption.

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