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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 212v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: nude woman, hands in her hair crouching over basin of water or mirror; man on all fours, holding package on back with right hand, leaning with left hand on hand crutch, shin guards strapped to his footless legs, ears on his hindquarters.
Text is from Office of the Dead, Matins.

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