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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 130r

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Decorated initial O enclosing foliate ornament.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are two birds; hybrid bird with human head, possibly wearing hat and collar; and two figures, one nude, wearing helmet, seated astride fantastic animals and jousting.
Ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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