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Book of Hours
England, possibly York, 1316-1331
MS G.50 fol. 50r

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Ages of Man: Eight (Third Age) -- Woman as questioner, wearing snood and berbette, holds scroll, inscribed IUVENSEL EN (CON)VEY TOUR UAS. Youth, as respondent, with round object, possibly mirror, in his right hand, holds scroll, inscribed IE WOI QVER LU ESQUA (?), in his left hand.
Scene with diapered background, within initial D decorated with geometric ornament, and foliate spandrels.
Margins decorated with foliage and flowers.

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