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Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1520
MS M.307 fol. 171r

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Initial A of pearls.
Margins decorated with border of plants and flowers including viola and strawberry, and inhabited by fly, moth and bird. In lower right margin, bird, on its back, wings outstretched, flanked by two seated women, one wearing hennin, each holding wing of the bird.

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