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France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 166r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) mermaid, looking toward mirror resting on tail, holding lock of hair with right hand and comb in left hand, in upper margin; 2) hybrid man, wearing hood, grasping vine with right hand and holding point of hood with left hand, in right margin; 3) fantastic animal in lower margin. Text from Mass for Virgin Mary.

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