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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 194v

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Initial I enclosing half-figure of Benedict of Montecassino, nimbed and tonsured, holding book with right hand and crozier with left hand.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: winged hybrid animal holding object, in right hand and pitcher in left hand; half-figure of man emerging from foliage, holding bow (?) for musical instrument with right hand and arrow with left hand.

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