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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 20v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: hybrid man with serpent tail, holding sword hilt with right hand and blade, against tail with left hand; head of fantastic animal with trunk terminating with beaked animal head, emerging from foliage.
Text is from Passion according to John.

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