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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 166v

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Initial I enclosing half-figure of Virgin Mary, nimbed, holding with left hand and looking toward, Christ Child, crossed nimbus, his body partially draped, looking up at her.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: hybrid man wearing floreate hat or helmet, armor, holding spear with both hands; winged fantastic animal.

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