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Book of Hours
Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 63r

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Decorated initial D enclosing foliate ornament.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are man, wearing hat, holding shield in left hand, seated astride fantastic animal with pointy ears and long neck and facing hybrid man, with animal hindquarters; and hybrid man, with bird body, wearing hat, facing bird.
Ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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