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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 33r

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Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: two men, one holding sword with right hand, and raising left hand, the other, wearing hat, holding round shield (buckler) with left hand and raising scimitar with right hand, neither with feet, both kneeling on pattens (?), strapped to their legs; half-figure of man emerging from cloud or foliage, aiming bow and arrow.
Text is from Psalm 55 (Vulg. 54), Hours of the Passion, 2. Lauds.

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