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France, Paris, ca. 1420-1425
MS M.1004 fol. 67v

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Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament, inhabited by: 1) monkey as archer, kneeling on left knee, right arm back as if holding arrow, extending bow in left hand, in top margin; 2) insect, possibly moth in left margin; 3) dog, either greyhound or whippet, leaping, in lower margin. Text from Psalter of Jerome.

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