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

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberry, inhabited by: 1) hybrid bird with knot in neck, and two breasts on abdomen, in upper margin; 2) hybrid man with ears of ass, and with band around head in left margin; 3) man, wearing hood, arms extended grasping vine on each side, either legless or kneeling, in lower margin. Text from Mass for Virgin Mary.

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