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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 203v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: human figure, wearing basket over head, with shield on breast, holding spear with left hand, emerging from mouth of fantastic animal with second face on hindquarters; fantastic bird.
Text is from Psalm 121 (120) of Office of the Dead, Vespers.

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