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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1418
MS M.919 fol. 67v

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Left margin decorated with border of ivy rinceaux inhabited by: hybrid man wearing hat, holding pedum; fantastic two-headed bird, with two sets of arms, one pair of arms holding musical instrument to one head and the other pair of arms holding open book before other head (Scene, Burlesque: Reading)
Text is from Magnificat, Luke 1:46-55, Hours of the Virgin.

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