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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 168r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) dragon in upper margin; 2) hybrid man, wearing almuce or wolf skin, looking toward book resting on snail shell, in right margin; 3) hybrid man wearing tall hat, playing bellows as violin with tongs as bow (Scene, Burlesque: playing Musical Instrument), in right margin. Text from Mass for Virgin Mary.

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