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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 170r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) hybrid bishop wearing miter and chasuable, raising right hand and holding cloven hoof in raised left hand, in upper margin; 2) monk, seated, resting left elbow on left knee, holding lantern (?) in left hand, and rosary or beads in right hand, in right margin; 3) monk, tonsured, orant, seated with open book on lap, in lower margin. Text from Mass for Virgin Mary.

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