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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 171r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) monkey seated, both hands holding pestle in mortar ; 2) hybrid animal, holding nose with left hand; 3) merman, gazing toward urinal in raised right hand, holding left hand cupped at left ear (Scene, Burlesque: Doctoring). All in right margin. Text from Mass for Virgin Mary.

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