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Spain, perhaps Burgos or Segovia, 1465-1480
MS M.854 fol. 226r

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Decorated initial D enclosing foliate ornament.
Amid foliate ornament in margins are man, wearing hat, sitting backwards on horned animal; man, wearing hat and coat, holding object, possibly distaff or bellows, in left hand and pointing toward object with right hand, before man, wearing hat, kneeling, with right hand to his abdomen; and five birds.
Ornament executed in grisaille and gold tones with color accents.

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