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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 197v

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Initial D enclosing half-figure of Opportuna of Montreuil, nimbed, wearing habit, holding book with right hand and crozier with left hand.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: nude youth, orant, emerging from foliage; nude youth, holding whirligig with right hand, astride hybrid man, head draped with cloth, human arm emerging from hindquarters.

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