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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 223v

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Initial H enclosing head of man wearing hood.
Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: soldier wearing helmet and armor, arms crossed on breast, holding fantastic scimitar like weapon with left hand; half-figure of hybrid animal with human torso, wearing belt on which is pouch containing dagger, and supporting itself with hand crutch in each hand.

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