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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 169v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry and rose, inhabited by: 1) hybrid man wearing bird mask, or hybrid bird, holding pitcher on left should with right hand above head, in upper margin; 2) fantastic bird holding shield with raised right claw and stone in extended left claw, in left margin; 3) hybrid man wearing hood and hat, in lower margin. Text from Mass for Virgin Mary.

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