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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Belgium, Bruges, between 1500 and 1526
M.363 fol. 80r

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At right, in illusionistic border, is soldier, wearing armor, climbing tree in which is perched chaffinch. He grasps second chaffinch by neck. In upper and left margin are three chaffinches in flight. At bottom, is dragon in river and hybrid man, wearing armor, holding club in right hand and shield in left hand. In background is landscape with buildings.

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