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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 81r

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Decorated initial D enclosing foliate ornament.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are five birds; dog standing or leaping on hind legs; fantastic animal, turning to look backward; and hybrid man with bird hindquarters.
Ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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