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Book of Hours
Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 189v

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Within margin enclosed by thin red frame are foliate ornaments; fantastic man, winged, wearing hat, holding foliage with left hand and grasping his tail with right hand; fantastic animal with long neck, bending head backwards and seeming to bite head of standing figure, who grasps neck of animal with both hands; and dragon.
Ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.
Text is part of OT, Psalm 146 (Vulg., 145).

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