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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 186v

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Within margin enclosed by thin red frame are foliate ornaments; man, wearing hood, standing and fishing, holding in left hand line ending with two hooks above nude man, seated astride fantastic animal, with human-like face and two legs. The man has his arms around the animal's neck and pulls its face toward his face.
Ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.
Text is part of OT, Psalm 121 (Vulg., 120)

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