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France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 173v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) angel, wearing crown, playing rebec (without bow), emerging from flower in upper margin; 2) man, wearing hood, seated, resting right arm on right knee, holding jawbone of ass (?) in right hand, looking back over left shoulder toward angel, in left margin; 3) bird in lower margin. Text from Mass for Virgin Mary.

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