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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 174r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including strawberrry and rose, inhabited by: 1) hybrid bird, wearing hood, digging with spade, in upper margin; 2) wild man, wearing hat, indicating with right hand, scroll bearing pseudo-inscription held in left hand, in right margin; 3) hybrid man, wearing hat, playing two recorders, holding one in each hand, in lower margin. Text from Mass for Virgin Mary.



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