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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 55r

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Right margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: bear, winged, holding bannered spear with right paw and shield with left; hybrid animal with dog head, tongue extended to open book held by hands of human torso emerging from pot with foliage (Scene, Burlesque: Reading).
Text is from Luke 1, Hours of the Passion, 7. Vespers, Canticle: Virgin Mary

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