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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 56r

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) in top margin, eagle, wings spread, clutching olive branch (?) in talons; 2) in right margin, hybrid man, wearing hat, drinking from cup; 3) in bottom margin, hybrid man raising sword in right hand, holding shield in left hand extended back over his body. Text is from Hours of the Virgin, None.

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