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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 178v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: animal seated on hindquarters, looking at open book held with front paws (Scene, Burlesque: Reading); hybrid bird with animal feet, and second head instead of tail, pecking at back of first head.
Text is from prayer to Virgin Mary.

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