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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 174r

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Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of man wearing hat, arms raised, emerging from open beak of bird; winged hybrid animal, head turned back looking toward tail terminating with human torso raising hammer with both hands.
Text is from prayer to the Virgin.

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