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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 25r

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Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: half-figure of hybrid animal emerging from foliage, with human body, holding open book with both hands; half figure of man with two heads, each on long neck, crossing one over the other, each one grasped by one of two hands.
Text is from Psalm 95 (Vulg., 94), Hours of the Passion, 1. Matins.

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